Amazing Qualities of Human Body -sachi shiksha

 Amazing Qualities of Human Body

We are amazing. We are the superb creation of the Almighty. There is so much unexplored inside us itself, knowing which is somehow jaw dropping.

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Let us explore ourselves and know those things about our body, which really make us a strange creature, ‘the human’:

  1. Your nose can gather more than 50,000 scents.

  2. Your lungs exhale more than two quarts of water per day.
  3. A sneeze can travel up to  100 miles per hour, coughs over 60 mph.
  4. The stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to dissolve razor blades.
  5. Laid end to end, the blood vessels in the lung would stretch 1,500 miles.
  6. Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight.
  7. Each one of your kidney contains 1,000,000 individual filters.
  8. Nerve impulses travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
  9. The heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.
  10. The surface area of your lungs is equal to the size of a tennis court.
  11. Your liver has over 500 different functions.
  12. You use 200 muscles to take one step.
  13. You have about 32,000,000 beneficial bacteria per square inch of skin.
  14. Humans shed and re-grow an entire new layer of skin about every 27 days.
  15. The total number of cells in the body is about 10-50 trillion.
  16. Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells.
  17. Your brain is 2% of your body weight but it uses about 20% of your oxygen.
  18. The heat released by your body in 1 hour can boil 5 liters of water
  19. Your salivary glands produce about 2 to 4 pints of spit every day.
  20. A typical human gut contains about one hundred trillion bacterial cells.
  21. Your heart will beat about 3 billion times over the course of your lifetime.
  22. Your brain has over 100 billion nerve cells.
  23. There are 3 times as many bacterial cells in your body as human cells.
  24. Each cell in your body contains about 6 to 8 feet of DNA.
  25. A newborn baby has 350 bones, but a fully-grown adult has only 206.
  26. The total length of your circulatory system is 60,000 miles.
  27. In one day, your blood will travel a total of 12,000 miles.
  28. Your eyes can distinguish up to 1,000,000 different colors.
  29. Your marrow produces 100 billion red blood cells every day.
  30. Your body has over 600 muscles.
  31. We contain enough carbon to make 900 pencils.
  32. If you lose even 2/3rds of your liver it would grow back within 4 weeks.
  33. On average, you breathe 23,000 times a day and 600 million times in your life.
  34. In your lifetime, you will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
  35. The human eye is so sensitive that if the Earth were flat, you could spot a candle flickering at night from up to 30 miles away.
  36. Nerve impulses travel to and from the brain at speed of up to 250 miles per hour, faster than a Formula 1 Race Car.
  37. When you blush, the lining of your stomach blushes too.
  38. The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute.
  39. Inside your belly button are thousands of bacteria that form an ecosystem, the size of an entire rainforest.
  40. When in love, the human brain releases the same cocktail of neurotransmitters and hormones that are released by amphetamines. This leads to increased heart rate, loss of appetite and sleep, and intense feelings of excitement.
  41. You cannot see ultraviolet rays, the ability is just filtered out by the eye’s lens. Some people have undergone surgery to remove the lens and can detect ultraviolet light.
  42. An adult is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 Octillion) atoms.
  43. Our muscles are actually incredibly more powerful than they appear to be. Human strength is limited to protect our tendons and muscles from harming themselves. This limitation can be removed during an adrenaline rush, during which some people have lifted boulders or even cars off themselves.
  44. We humans are the best long-distance runners on the planet. Better than any four-legged animal. In fact, thousands of years ago we used to run after our prey until they died of exhaustion.
  45. A full, head of human hair is strong enough to support 12 tonnes.
  46. We have the same amount of hairs on our body as a chimpanzee. Most are useless and so fine that they are invisible.
  47. The atoms that make up your human body today are the same atoms that formed during the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.
  48. If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, Blue Gene, can manage only .002% of that.
  49. The focusing muscles in your eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you’d need to walk 50 miles.
  50. For every pound of fat or muscle gained, your body creates seven miles of new blood vessels
  51. Loneliness is physically painful. Just as you have a drive to avoid physical pain, you have a similarly powerful drive to connect with others and seek companionship – in order to avoid the pain of loneliness.
  52. Humans are bioluminescent and glow in the dark. The light that we emit is 1,000 times weaker than our human eyes are able to pick up.
  53. Our brain’s connected neurons look similar to the structure of the universe. In a way, our brains are modeled after the universe.
  54. Around 90% of the cells that make humans aren’t “human” in origin. We’re mostly fungi and bacteria.
  55. Along with the five traditional senses of sound, sight, touch, smell and taste, humans have 15 “other senses.” These include balance, temperature, pain and time, as well as internal senses for suffocation, thirst, and fullness.
  56. You’re a little richer than you might think. Inside all of us is around 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of which is in our blood
  57. Some women see more colors than everyone else. Most people have three types of color receptors to see color vision, while some women have four or even five of these receptors and can see a wider range of colors.
  58. A condition called synesthesia, can cause senses to overlap. In other words, some people can taste words or hear colors.
  59. The need to breathe so much is due to carbon dioxide buildup more than the need for oxygen. If there was a different way to get rid of carbon dioxide from the blood, we would only need to breathe at a rate of about once per minute.
  60. Crying alleviates stress and allows humans to decrease feelings of anger and sadness. It physically does help to let it out.


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