Interesting Facts About the Human Body

The human body is a wondrous machine with many complexities that consistently challenge the minds and knowledge of doctors. In this article, you will encounter a collection of facts and trivia regarding the human body , many of which deal with everyday functions that are quite astonishing and unbelievable.

In a lifetime, the average person will excrete around 11,000 gallons of urine.

A man with a weight of 200 pounds offers enough meat to sustain 100 cannibals in one sitting.

If you didn’t have mucous with a slimy consistency clinging to and lining the walls of your gut, your stomach would have the ability to easily digest itself.

You’d be surprised to know about the amount and potential of the many minerals and other substances found in the human body. For instance, our bodies possess enough fat to create seven bars of soap. The iron in the body could make a medium-sized nail. The sugar flowing in our bloodstream and other body parts is enough to fill a jam jar. The amount of sulfur in your body is enough to relieve a dog of its flea problem. Potassium is also found in the body , enough to explode a toy cannon.

After you’ve enjoyed your breakfast, lunch or dinner, it will take your body about 12 hours to completely digest all the food you’ve eaten.
We all know that every human has their very own unique fingerprint, but were you aware that humans also possess their own distinct tongue print?

Once you’re dead and gone, your body is actually worth money”¦to a medical student that is. A complete skeleton is worth between $5,000 and $7,500.  The price of a skull is roughly $450.

Each day, the human mouth produces about one quart of saliva per day.

Your nose and ears actually continue to grow throughout your entire life.

Newborn babies blink their eyes only once or twice a minute while adults blink on the average of 10 times per minute.

The next time you use a Q-tip to clean out your ears, consider the following piece of information: In humans, about 4,000 wax glands decorate the inside of the ear.

The average weight of a bowel movement from an adult is around four ounces. Interestingly, about half of the bulk of feces is comprised of the dead bodies of bacteria that dwell inside your intestines.

A half a pint of sweat is produced each day by the average male foot.

According to a study conducted over a period of 10 years in Scotland, it was concluded that 20% of people who suffer a heart attack meet their end on a Monday when compared to any other day of the week. The study suggested that increased drinking and other activities during the weekend, as well as work-related stress could contribute to the results.

Although they are the smallest of human creatures, a baby has 300 bones in their body when they are born. The smaller bones start to join together to form single bones as the baby grows and when it reaches adulthood, he or she is left with 206 bones.

Measuring about 1/3 of millimeter long, there is a mite that lives in the warmth and oiliness of hair follicles in the majority of adults. The mite possesses eight legs and a tail, and goes by the name of Demodox folliculorum. The mite is also found in eyelashes and nipples of the human body.