Although you’re going to spend your whole life in your body, there are probably numerous things you don’t know about it. That sounds kind of weird right? It’s your own body for crying out loud! But it’s true. In some ways your body is a great mystery. A paradox even. It is the most fragile thing we know but at the same time it is also the toughest. People have died just slipping and falling on a toy while others have survived falls from over 10 kilometers (just do some googling!). It’s just one of the many ways your body is weirder than you think.
So how can this be? As a doctor once said, “sometimes one shot will kill you, and sometimes 20 won’t”. You just never know. But it’s not just in its “toughness” that your body is so paradoxical. It’s actually quite a masterpiece. Your brain is more powerful than any supercomputer in existence. And the complexity of just one of your eyeballs outdoes even the greatest feats of engineering known to man (which were ironically conceived by the human brain). Either way, your body is an incredible feat of engineering. You should be proud of it! Or at least take care of it. These are 25 ways that your body is weirder than you think!
Babies have about 60 more bones than adults do
There is enough iron in your body to make a nail that is almost 8 centimeters long
There are tiny mites living in your eyelashes
Your sweat doesn't actually smell bad. It's tiny bacteria on your skin that metabolize it and produce the bad smell
A report before the Eighth Congress of the Association of European Psychiatrists found that men who had more hair (not necessarily on their head) were also potentially more intelligent
Your ears and your nose never stop growing
You have a unique tongue print
Put together, the bacteria in an average adult body would weigh about 4 pounds
Your heartbeat actually changes according to the type of music you are listening to
20% of the blood and oxygen in your body is used up by your brain
In spite of being stronger than steel (ounce for ounce), your bones are about 30% water
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