Fun Facts About the Human Body

There are things that go on in our bodies, things we have no idea about as we go on about our day. Be it your new found height in the morning or how many times your heart beats per day, here are 15 fascinating facts about your body.

Fun Facts About The Human Body – The human body is a beautiful, wacky, and mysterious machine. Here’s the thing: we live with it, so sometimes it’s easy to forget how interesting things like internal organs.

Here are some fun facts about the human body that are sure to get your brain going. 1. You’re going to be taller in the morning. Measure yourself in the morning, then again at night.

You’re going to be taller in the morning because of how the cartilage in your bones compresses during the day. Thanks a lot, gravity!  2. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day.

Depending on your beats per minute, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day. That means it sends 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. 3. Dreaming in black and white 12% of people dream in black and white.

What’s weirder is that human beings used to sleep and dream in black and white even more before color tv (~15%). The average person still dreams in color, but it’s interesting to see how the human brain is susceptible to media.

4. Your body has more than 600 muscles. Your strongest muscle is located in your jaw known as the masseter muscle. The stapedius muscle, located in the middle of your ear, is your weakest muscle.

5. You’re probably more like your dad Researchers showed that in the scales between the female egg and male sperm that your genes tend to favor your dad, especially over multiple generations.

6.Infants are born with approximately 300 bones, but as they grow some of these bones fuse together. By the time they reach adulthood, they only have 206 bones. 7.About 60% of your body is made up of water.

8.Despite accounting for 2% of our body mass, the brain uses 20% of our oxygen and blood supply. Pound for pound, your bones are stronger than steel. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support up to 18,000 pounds of weight.

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