25 Hard To Believe Things About Humans And Humanity

Who can fully understand the human race? If you’ve been around long enough, then you know that humans are some of the most unpredictable and crazy creatures you could ever hope to come across. And that is not just with regards to our intellectual abilities. Even our physical bodies are insanely interesting. Your brain is more powerful and complicated than anything we have ever come across in the universe. The human eye alone is more complicated than any advanced computer program. In fact, your body is so complicated that in spite of all our knowledge, we still have no idea why we even do half the things we do. Did you know that scientists are not sure why we even sleep? There is no way that our bodies get so tired during the day that we need to lay down for 8 hours in order to recuperate. Even if you are sitting all day doing nothing…you still need to sleep. Why? Is it to give your brain a rest? Not at all! Your brain is actually more active when you are sleeping than when you are awake! See, you are far more complicated than you think. These are 25 hard to believe things about humans and humanity!

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Scientists have determined that all of the chemicals that make up the human body are worth about $160

Scientists have determined that all of the chemicals that make up the human body are worth about $160Source: datagenetics.com, Image: wikipedia
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If we could hear frequencies lower than 20 Hz, we could hear the movement of our muscles

If we could hear frequencies lower than 20 Hz, we could hear the movement of our musclesSource: nih.gov, Image: pixabay
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In theory, humans could live on just butter and potatoes

In theory, humans could live on just butter and potatoesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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When the body is malnourished, levels of testosterone drop while estrogen tends to remain steady. This leads to gynecomastia aka "man boobs" in men.

When the body is malnourished, levels of testosterone drop while estrogen tends to remain steady. This leads to gynecomastia aka "man boobs" in men.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Because of the decrease in fertility that comes with wealth, the human population will likely not continue increasing as it has in the last century. Some estimates say that it will stabilize around 10 billion

Because of the decrease in fertility that comes with wealth, the human population will likely not continue increasing as it has in the last century. Some estimates say that it will stabilize around 10 billionSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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In the vacuum of space, you would not explode or freeze to death. You would most likely die of suffocation

In the vacuum of space, you would not explode or freeze to death. You would most likely die of suffocationSource: about.com, Image: wikipedia
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Every person has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

Geometric tongueSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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There are historians who believe humans developed agriculture primarily to produce more alcohol

There are historians who believe humans developed agriculture primarily to produce more alcoholSource: spiegel.de, Image: wikipedia
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The oligosaccharides (sugars) in breast milk are intended not for the infant, but for intestinal bacteria

The oligosaccharides (sugars) in breast milk are intended not for the infant, but for intestinal bacteriaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Humans are the best long distance runners on the planet. In the past, they even used to hunt their prey to exhaustion

Humans are the best long distance runners on the planet. In the past, they even used to hunt their prey to exhaustion.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Scientists have observed that humans tend to create spontaneous order when left to their own devices (from large scale societies to small scale traffic roundabouts)

Scientists have observed that humans tend to create spontaneous order when left to their own devices (from large scale societies to small scale traffic roundabouts)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin.

Buzz AldrinSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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A human family with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. It's believe that The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek obtained their blue skin through a combination of inbreeding and a rare genetic condition known as methemoglobinemia.

Blue skin personSource: wikipedia, Image: Actor. Not actual blue skin person.
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Only Europeans are known to have lactase persistence (the ability to consumer milk as an adult). Most other groups of people are lactose intolerant to some degree.

Only Europeans are known to have lactase persistence (the ability to consumer milk as an adult). Most other groups of people are lactose intolerant to some degree.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Yawning isn't just contagious to humans, but to dogs as well!

Yawning isn't just contagious to humans, but to dogs as well!Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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You have far more than 5 senses. Balance and temperature are just two that aren't often included in the "big 5"

You have far more than 5 senses. Balance and temperature are just two that aren't often included in the "big 5"Source: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
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There are antimicrobial properties in earwax that prevent fungus and bacteria from settling down in your ears

There are antimicrobial properties in earwax that prevent fungus and bacteria from settling down in your earsSource: wikipedia, Image: Jessica Merz via Flickr
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Scientists have been unable to conclusivly link GMO's (genetically modified food) to any health problems in humans

Scientists have been unable to conclusivly link GMO's (genetically modified food) to any health problems in humansSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
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The only potential case of human to human cancer transmission occurred when a surgeon operating on a cancer patient accidentally cut his hand and possibly "transplanted" the cancer cells.

The only potential case of human to human cancer transmission occurred when a surgeon operating on a cancer patient accidentally cut his hand and possibly "transplanted" the cancer cells.Source: Genetic Analysis of a Sarcoma Accidentally Transplanted from a Patient to a Surgeon, Image: wikipedia
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Your feet are made up of 52 bones. That is a quarter of all the bones in your body.

Your feet are made up of 52 bones. That is a quarter of all the bones in your body.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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A human finger can feel something as small as 13 nanometers. To give you an example, this means that if your finger was the size of the Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and car.

A human finger can feel something as small as 13 nanometers. To give you an example, this means that if your finger was the size of the Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and car.Source: sciencedaily.com, Image: wikipedia
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Your eyes could spot a candle flame from nearly 50 km away (30 miles) assuming a clear, pitch black night

Your eyes could spot a candle flame from nearly 50 km away (30 miles) assuming a clear, pitch black nightSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Some people advocate for something called trans-humanism. They want technology to basically eliminate aging and sickness by way of humans essentially becoming "more than human" aka cyborgs

Some people advocate for something called trans-humanism. They want technology to basically eliminate aging and sickness by way of humans essentially becoming "more than human" aka cyborgsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The Laetoli footprints, one of the most significant findings in anthropology, was discovered by scientists while they were having an elephant dung fight

The Laetoli footprints, one of the most significant findings in anthropology, was discovered by scientists while they were having an elephant dung fightSource: pbs.org, Image: wikipedia
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DNP is a drug that causes your body to burn fat quickly, but it is also illegal and extremely dangerous thanks to overheating your body. It basically has a lot of bad side effects (like cooking you to death for example).

DNP is a drug that causes your body to burn fat quickly, but it is also illegal and extremely dangerous thanks to overheating your body. It basically has a lot of bad side effects (like cooking you to death for example).Source: livestrong.com


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