Amazing Body Facts

  • Your fingernails grow four times as fast as your toenails.
  • Babies are born with 300 bones adults have 206.
  • Eyelashes last about 150 days.
  • The heart circulates your blood through your body about 1,000 times each day.
  • You make about half a quart (500 ml) of spit each day.
  • The smallest bone in your body is in your ears.
  • Your blood has the same amount of salt in it as the ocean does.
  • A sneeze blows air out of your nose at 100 miles per hour.
  • You are taller in the morning than you are at night.
  • Humans are the only animals that cry when upset.
  • Many more boys are color blind than girls are.
  • Children have more taste buds than adults.
  • Your lungs are the only organs in your body that float.
  • Food spends up to 6 hours in the stomach being digested.
  • Your eyeballs are actually part of your brain.
  • Bones are 4 times stronger than concrete.
  • The largest muscle in your body is the one you are sitting on!
  • In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year.
  • People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose.
  • While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.
  • It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus.
  • Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.
  • Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.
  • Forty one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day.
  • Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
  • The world record for the number of body piercing on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.
  • The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.
  • The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.
  • The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.
  • The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.
  • Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue.
  • There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
  • The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.
  • It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.
  • An average woman has 17 square feet of skin. When a woman is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.
  • The width of your arm span stretched out is the length of your whole body.
  • 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.
  • A human's small intestine is 6 meters long.
  • There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. You don't see all of them because most are too fine and light to be noticed.
  • Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
  • Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion.
  • By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in a year.
  • The human body is 75% water.
  • You lose everyday around 50 to 100 hairs from your head, which are replaced the same day.
  • An average human has 100000 hairs on the head.
  • The air from a sneeze can reach the speed of 100 mph; from a cough 60 mph.
  • An average person drinks around 16000 gallons of water in his lifetime.
  • A nail takes around 6 months to grow from base to the most tip.
  • Around 45 miles of nerves run through our body. The electric impulses travel at a speed of almost 250 mph!
  • Babies have 94 bones more than an adult, in total 300.
  • An average human blinks 25 times a minute, that's over 6.205.000 times a year!
  • By the age of 70 your heart has beat 2, 5 billion times and pumped around 48.000.000 gallons of blood.
  • In a tiny drop of water there are 5 million red blood cells, 10.000 white cells and 300.000 platelets
  • A square of human skin contains 20 feet of blood vessels, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands and 3 million cells.
  • The average human body contains enough: Sulphur to kill all fleas on an average dog, Carbon to make 900 pencils, Potassium to fire: a toy cannon, Fat to make 7 bars of soap, Phosphorus to make: 2,200 matchheads, and enough Water to fill a ten gallon tank.
  • The microorganisms in and on your body make up 10% of your bodyweight (dried, without water).
  • You produce a quart of saliva daily, 10.000 gallons in a lifetime.
  • A square of human skin has 32 million bacterias on it!
  • Each second 10.000.000 of cells die and are replaced in your body.
  • You create a new skin every month and a new skeleton every 3 months!
  • Ears and nose don't stop keep growing during the whole life!
  • The liver is the body's chemical factory. It has over 500 functions!
  • You lose 600.000 particles of skin every hour that make up 1.5 pounds a year!
  • You spend one third of your lifetime sleeping. 20 Years in an average lifetime!
  • In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times.
  • Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet.