Human body is a mystery. The evolution of mankind has always been a subject of deep discussions. Exhibit this: Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. Here we enlist few more astonishing facts you might have never imagined.
Death from starvation usually takes a few weeks. On the other hand, a person will die from lack of sleep sooner than that.
At any moment, amount of red blood cells in your body is around 2.5 trillion. About two and a half million new ones need to be produced every second by your bone marrow to maintain this number. That’s exactly the new population of city of Toronto every second.
Your heart beats 30 million times in a year or exactly 100 000 times a day. That is way more than you and I can possibly imagine.
Another strange and hard to imagine fact. If minerals from your bone are removed by soaking it overnight in a six percent solution of hydrochloric acid, your bones become soft enough to tie it in a knot.
Funny yet true. Largest cell in the human body is the female cell. It is approximately 175 000 times heavier than the smallest cell, the male sperm cell.
Human lungs inhale over two million litres of air every day. Their surface area is large enough to cover one side of a tennis court.
The corners of the mouth and bridge of the nose form the danger triangle of the face. In rare cases, popping a pimple in this area can lead to brain infections, facial paralysis or even death.
While you are asleep, there is excess fluid flow which replenishes when you are awake. As a result, you are taller in morning than in evening approximately by one and a half inch.
Ever wondered why you grasp things faster while growing up? Apparently the reason being that your brain stops growing by the age of eighteen.
Has obesity ever bothered you? Well probably we have a relatable fact. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Well, these facts were an eyeopener, at least for people who had too many misconceptions. The thing with medical marvels is, you can always expect one but can never predict one.
These facts also serve to prove that we must always be aware of our body and its needs.