HUMAN BODY: Facts About Your Own Body That You Probably Don’t Know


Here are the facts about the human body that you probably don’t know

HUMAN BODY FACTS – These facts about the human body are truly amazing and most of the people probably do not know about this.

Human Body


Brain Health
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The brain weighs in at about three pounds. A person can be trained to memorize hundreds of words and numbers. This organ also has at least 100 trillion neural connections in the human brain, according to Discover magazine.


Heart Attack
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In a lifetime, human heartbeats reach around three billion. In order to take care of this organ, a plant-based diet is recommended.


The body of a human being is composed of four elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. Those elements make up 96.2 percent of the human body. The rest is composed of calcium and phosphorus.


Human body - lungs
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An individual could have 17,280 to 23,040 breaths per day although one could barely notice this automatic habit. The lungs are essential in inhaling and exhaling that is why this organ is large. According to the estimation of experts, the surface volume of the lungs can cover a badminton court or half a tennis court.


Human body - mouth
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The mouth of a human being produces on average 640 milliliters of saliva a day. This is almost equivalent to 20 ounces. Based on the article from Reader’s Digest, people who produces a low level of saliva are prone to have cavities and oral infections. The tongue has 2,000 to 8,000 taste buds, and each has 50 to 100 taste receptor cells. It can detect the taste of the food whether it is salty, sweet, bitter, sour or savory.


Your toenails grow following the pace of a snail. However, fingernails can grow 0.1 millimeters per day. That length will take 1 month for toenails to grow.


Human Body - pores
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A human adult has about 20,000 pores on the face. Good thing that not everyone is looking through the microscope while looking at the face.


Photo courtesy of Healthdirect

According to the National Institutes of Health, the body has a network of 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

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