It’s easy to take your body for granted, but the human body really is capable of some pretty insane things. For example, your immune system keeps you from dying when you catch a cold, and a pregnant woman produces an entirely new human in just nine months!
The following are some facts you probably never even knew!
On average, we humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour, which amounts to 1.5 pounds every year, and 105 pounds by age 70! So next time you’re tempted to blame your dog for getting hair everywhere in your apartment, just think about this fact.
You feel thirsty when your body has lost 1 percent of your body weight in water. Losing 5 percent can cause fainting, and 10 percent can lead to death from dehydration. Are you motivated to drink more water yet?
6. Nail Growth Is Dependent Upon Exposure And Usage
What this means is that if you’re right-handed, then you likely have to clip the nails on your right hand more often than on your left hand or your toes, because the nails that get the most exposure grow the fastest.
7. It Takes The Average Person Seven Minutes To Fall Asleep
If you’re one of those people that usually has several dreams per night, it might mean that you’re smarter than the average bear! Although, unfortunately a lot of times we can’t actually remember those dreams…
11. Blue-Eyed People Are More Sensitive To Pain Than Others
Your pinkie toe doesn’t serve as much purpose as it once did when early humans had to sprint to catch their food and didn’t have shoes. Because of this, future humans might not have pinkie toes at all!