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• The average person’s heartbeat rate is about 80 bpm.
• In your mouth alone, there is more bacteria than there are people in the entire world.
• Consuming red meat worsens body odor.
• The human skull has 29 different bones. 4 major structures form the skull.
• People burn more calories being asleep than they do by watching the TV. More reason to take a nap!
• Ginger is an effective remedy for indigestion, bloating and even menstrual cramps.
• Thyroid problems affect up to 70% of middle-age women. Most do not know it since the thyroid nodules are small and symptomless.
• Our taste buds seem to change throughout our lives, but by the age of 60, the average person has lost half their taste buds. This is why older people don’t seem to care as much about bitter or unusual tastes.
• Trying to stop overeating? Mindful eating is the most effective way of regulating your portions. Focusing on the food and avoiding distractions as you eat helps you recognize the signs of fullness and stop eating.
• Around 70% of people tilt their heads to the right rather than the left when kissing somebody else.
• ‘Text-neck’ is now a medically recognized health condition. It refers to the strain exerted on the cervical spine when you regularly angle your head downward to look at your phone.
• If you thought steel was strong and durable, your bones are five times stronger! It’s difficult to break them, but that’s why it hurts so much when you do.
• Every 3-4 seconds, around 50,000 cells in your body will die and be replaced by new ones.
• Meditation boosts your mental health more than taking a vacation.
• More than half the bones in the body are located in the hands and feet, accounting for 106 out of the total 206 bones in the body.
• The smallest cell in a man’s body is the sperm cell. It is also one of the most complex cells in the male body as well.
• An irregular sleeping schedule increases the chances of weight gain.
• Do you want to boost your focus and memory before a test or a crucial meeting? Simply sniff rosemary and feel the instant effect.
• If you weigh 150 pounds, 21 pounds of this is the weight of your skeleton.
• One cell of bacteria can multiply into millions of cells in less than 24 hours.
• Every 10 years, the human skeleton repairs and renews itself. Essentially, you have different bones now than you did 10 years ago!
• Owning a dog lowers your stress levels. Turns out a canine friend is good for your health.
• It’s much less effort to be happy – you’ll use 17 muscles to smile vs. 43 to frown and be miserable.
• No matter how many times you try, it’s impossible to sneeze and keep your eyes open at the same time.
• It’s scientifically proven that children grow faster in the spring, so you’re not imagining things when your little nephews and nieces seem to be suddenly older by the summer.
• You consume up to 45 teaspoons of sugar every day indirectly; hidden in drinks, processed foods, foods and so on.
• As well as having faster heart beats, women blink twice as much as men as well.
• Hiccups can last a very long time. The record is held by Charles Osborne – this poor man had hiccups for a total of 68 years without stopping!
• Exercise can lessen the severity of chronic pain. It could be grueling at first, but some simple exercise guided by a doctor can improve mobility and flexibility.
• Fruit juice is not always a healthier drink. Some fruits have a sugar content just as high as soft drinks. Go for vegetable juice instead.
• Everybody produces large quantities of saliva, and during the average lifetime, a human will have produced around 25,000 quarts of saliva, which is enough to fill two swimming pools!
• The scent of apples can ease claustrophobia.
• Stress makes you gain weight. Cortisol, the main stress hormone, triggers food craving as well as storage of fat especially around the belly.
• You will not achieve a flat stomach by doing sit-ups (crunches) since this workout only affects your abs as opposed to your core muscles.
• Some people have an extra bone in the knee known as a fabella, and the number of such people has increased significantly over the years.
• Whether inhaling or exhaling, you only use one nostril at a time. Nostrils actually alternate every few hours, with only one working while the other takes a break. Go ahead; place a finger under your nose to ascertain for yourself.
• Our thumbs have a pulse. You can also measure your pulse through your neck, chest, and wrist.
• Always waking up with under-eye circles? Try taking an antihistamine before sleeping and note the difference.
• During the average lifetime, your heart will pump a grand total of 182 million liters of blood.
• Taking photos lags your memory. You’re more likely to remember details of an event/situation when you took no photos at all.
• 25% of bones in human adults are on their feet.
• Fingerprints are unique to each person, making them an amazing phenomenon. Adding to this is the fact that they’re developed within just three months of conception, meaning you were totally unique from the start.
• Men forget more easily than women. You probably suspected that already.
• Make sure you wear a hat this winter – a total of 80% of your body heat is lost through your head, so it’s time to invest in a good woolly beanie.
• Humans are the only animals with chins.
• Shopping after a yoga session helps you make better purchasing choices and avoid overspending.
• The chances of living to be 100 years old are very slim for most people, and only one out of every two billion people will live to be 116 years old.
• For each cigarette that you smoke, you reduce your life expectancy by 11 minutes.
• Riding a roller coaster could help you pass a kidney.
• The amount of bacteria in your entire body is ten times more than the amount of human cells.
• The human brain is very powerful – it uses as much energy as a 10-watt light bulb.
• Avocado is actually a fruit, and has the highest protein content of all fruits.
• Being locked in a totally sealed and closed room wouldn’t cause you to die from a lack of oxygen. You would eventually die, but from carbon dioxide poisoning.
• If you’re a female and you feel like your heart beats quicker than your male counterparts, you’re not wrong. Women’s hearts are proven to beat faster than men’s.
• The cornea does not receive blood supply. It receives oxygen directly from the air.
• Your fingerprints aren’t the only part of your body which are completely unique to you. Your tongue also has a unique pattern and print to it.
• If you’re a man, the smallest cells in your body are sperm cells.
• An average adult spends about 12 hours every month sitting on the toilet.
• A tick bite can make you allergic to red meat.
• You understand better when reading an actual book as opposed to reading on screen.
• Exercising when pregnant improves the baby’s brain function resulting in a smarter baby.
• Humans are constantly shedding particles of skin throughout the day. You’ll mainly notice this when you get out of the bath or shower. By the time you’re 70 years old, you will have shed around 100 pounds of skin.
• High cholesterol is physically visible in your body. It is deposited under the skin to form conspicuous bumps. Such high levels of cholesterol puts you at risk of heart disease.
• Can’t remember your dream from last night? That’s perfectly normal, since most people will forget 90% of their dreams.
• Exercise is more effective than medication in relieving mild depression.
• Babies seem to have big eyes since the eyeball never actually grows. On the other hand, your ears and nose never stop growing!
• Expressing gratitude gives you an instant mood boost. One more reason to say thank you more often.
• While this can’t be said for everybody, the average person will say around 5,000 words every single day.
• Cold temperatures can have a positive impact on your health. Cooling the body reduces inflammation, allergies and improves concentration.
• After a long day at work, you will be around 8mm shorter than you were in the morning. If you feel taller when you wake up, it’s because you are.
• When you touch something, a message is relayed to your brain at a speed of 200 km/h.
• While it’s not the largest muscle, the award for the strongest muscle goes to the masseter, more commonly known as the jaw muscle.
• The average person will walk around 100,000 miles during their lifetime. It’s time to start the pedometer!
• One person consumes about 3 tons of food in a lifetime. That’s the weight of about 6 elephants! We’re also wondering where all that food goes to.
• There are more bacteria found in the human mouth than there are humans in the whole world.
• When you sneeze, it could potentially travel at 100 miles per hour (or even faster!).
• Work related stress increases your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
• Wondering about the largest muscle in the human body? The gluteus maximus wins the prize for that one.
• Sugary drinks are the single most fattening component of modern diet.
• It’s not uncommon for your feet to sweat a lot. Every day, your feet can produce roughly one pint of sweat. Ew!
• The average person will have sex 4,239 times during their life.
• Deep breaths help you lose body fat. As you breathe, fat is converted into carbon dioxide and exits the body through the lungs.
• Research on heart attacks was carried out, and one of the conclusions was that Monday is the most likely day to have a heart attack – be careful!
• Honey never spoils. Its chemical composition allows it a possibly infinite shelf life. It has been documented that honey has been stored for thousands of years in still found in good shape.
• Nobody really knows how many nerve cells there are in the brain. There are so many, that it would take you around 3,000 years to count each one.
• It’s not just your cheeks that turn red and expose your embarrassment when you’re blushing. Your stomach also turns red, but not many people will notice this.
• Anxiety affects your sense of smell, making neutral scents unpleasant while bad smell gets even worse.
• While you’re flying in an airplane, your hair will grow at twice the rate it usually does. That’s why you seem to need more regular haircuts when you’ve been traveling a lot.
• You burn 72 calories in a day by working while standing instead of sitting.
• Procrastination is an inherited behavior.
• In some parts of Malaysia, it is believed that bathing babies in beer protects them from disease.
• The purpose of the eyebrow, it is believed, is to protect the eye from sweat.
• Human teeth are the only part of the body that cannot heal itself.
• Your blood consist 8-10% of your body weight; which is about 1.2 to 1.5 gallons of blood for an adult.
• By the time you’re a fully-grown adult, approximately a quarter of all your bones are in your feet.
• The foot is one of the most ticklish parts of the human body.
• Fingerprints always grow back to its original form despite how damaged they become.
• Just 10 minutes of high-intensity daily workout can help you lower insulin resistance, reduce your body fat and improve your overall health.
• When parents exercise regularly, they’re likely to raise similarly active kids with keen interest in physical activity and sports.
• Skin is the human body’s largest organ
• If you smoothed out all of the wrinkles in your brain, it would lay flat the size of a pillowcase.
• Human lungs contain almost 1,500 miles of airways and over 300 million alveoli.
• The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
• An eyelash lives for about 150 days before it falls out.
• You carry, on average, about four pounds of bacteria around in your body.
• An average person breathes in around 11,000 litres of air every day.
• Humans have a stage of sleep that features rapid eye movement (REM). REM sleep makes up around 25 per cent of total sleep time and is often when you have your most vivid dreams.
• The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body and right side of your brain controls the left side of your body.
• 50 percent of your hand strength comes from your little finger.
• Goose bumps evolved to make our ancestors’ hair stand up, making them appear more threatening to predators.
• Your left and right lungs aren’t exactly the same. The lung on the left side of your body is divided into two lobes while the lung on your right side is divided into three. The left lung is also slightly smaller, allowing room for your heart.
• One quarter of your bones are in your feet.
• Adult lungs have a surface area of around 70 square metres.
• An adult skin weighs around 3 to 4 kgs.
• Between birth and death, the human body goes from having 300 bones, to just 206.
• The femur (thigh bone) is the longest bone in the human body.
• Humans are the only animals with chins.
• An healthy adult human heart beats about 75 times on average in a minute.
• While awake, your brain produces enough electricity to power a lightbulb.
• An average sized man eats about 33 tons of food in his/her life time which is about the weight of six elephants.
• The cornea is the only part of the body with no blood supply – it gets its oxygen directly from the air.
• Diaphragm, which is a thin membrane under the lungs, sometimes twitches, causing a sudden intake of air, which is interrupted by throat closing. This is what we call hiccups.
• As people get older, their skin gets thinner, drier, and less elastic, hence wrinkles start appearing.
• The outer layer of your skin is the epidermis, it is found thickest on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet (around 1.5 mm thick).
• When listening to music, your heartbeat will sync with the rhythm.
• Your nose and ears continue growing throughout your entire life.
• In case of injury under the skin the blood vessels break and spread into the tissues near the injury. The dark colour of the blood shows through the skin as bruise.
• The brain of an adult human weighs around 3 pounds (1.5 kg). Although it makes up just 2 per cent of the body’s weight, it uses around 20 per cent of its energy.
• Around 80 per cent of what we think is taste is actually smell. Flavour, is a combination of taste and smell perception.
• A running nose is the way our body flushes out germs from our nose while we catch cold and flu.
• There are about ten thousand taste buds on the human tongue and in general girls have more taste buds than boys!
• A large amount of the dust in your home is actually dead skin. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.
• Our brain is programmed to erect the inverted image formed on our retina by the convex eye lens. A newborn baby sees the world upside down till its brain starts erecting it.
• You can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.
• If all the blood vessels in the human body were laid end to end, they would encircle the Earth four times.
• Your heart beats around 100,000 times a day, 365,00,000 times a year and over a billion times if you live beyond 30.
• The brain uses over a quarter of the oxygen used by the human body.
• If you spread out your skin, it would measure around 20 square feet in size, about the same size as a child’s bed sheet.
• The smallest bone found in the human body is located in the middle ear. The staples (or stirrup) bone is only 2.8 millimetres long.
• On average, human body contains enough iron to make a nail 2.5 cm (1 inch) long.
• The small intestine is roughly 23 feet long.
• Your sense of smell is around 10,000 times more sensitive than your sense of taste.
• In camera terms, the human eye is about 576 megapixels.
• Nephrons, the kidney’s filtering units, clean the blood in the human body in about 45 minutes and send about six cups of urine (2000 ml) to the bladder every day.
• As well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique tongue prints.
• Sometimes the pain from scratching makes your body release the pain-fighting chemical serotonin. It can make the itch feel even itchier.
• Grouping human blood types can be a difficult process and there are currently around 30 recognised blood types (or blood groups). You might be familiar with the more simplified “ABO” system which categorises blood types under O, A, B and AB.
• Blushing is caused by a rush of adrenaline.
• The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
• In one year, a human heart would pump enough blood to fill an Olympic size pool.

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