25 Amazing Facts About The Human Body You May Not Be Aware Of

Posted by , Updated on July 17, 2015

How familiar are you with your body? The human body is a marvel of evolution that amazes scientists on a consistent basis. And why wouldn’t it? Though in many ways we are similar to other lifeforms on our planet, the human is a unique animal with traits and capabilities unrivaled in the animal kingdom. Our bodies’ unique and sometimes bizarre physiology is a testament to this. From being the only animal with the ability to cry emotionally to possessing superhuman strength (enough to even lift cars), these are 25 Amazing Facts About The Human Body You May Not Be Aware Of.

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Your skeleton keeps renewing itself every ten years, which means that every decade you get a new skeleton.

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In case you ever wondered what the strongest muscle in the body is, it is the tongue, while the hardest bone in the body is the jawbone.

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Contrary to popular belief sweat doesn’t smell bad. Body odor is caused when the skin’s bacteria feed on sweat. So, bacteria’s waste products cause this horrible odor.

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Inside your belly button “live” thousands of bacteria that could literally form an ecosystem the size of an entire rain forest.

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According to most scientists, humans are the only animals on earth who produce emotional tears.

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