Did you know that women have a harder time losing weight than men? How about that laughing can actually affect your stress levels? Did you know that humans and koalas have more in common than you think? Here are some crazy facts about humans that will blow your mind!
It turns out that the brain itself cannot feel pain. While the brain may be the pain center when you injure yourself, it does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain. If this is true, then what the hell is a headache?
Next time you say you hate your hair, remember this: Human hair is virtually indestructible. Hair cannot be destroyed by cold, change of climate, water, or other natural forces. It can be lit on fire though, so don’t go experimenting.
It may be gross to you when you find wax in your ears, but wax is good for ear health. It protects the inner ear from bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. Ummmmm, insects in our ears? I don’t want to know.
Many caucasian babies are born with blue or grey eyes because a newborn’s eyes will be darkened by exposure to ultraviolet light. Over time, once they are exposed, the baby’s eyes will change and eventually darken.
Everyone hates Mondays, but did you know that Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest? A ten year study in Scotland found that 20% more people die of heart attacks on Mondays than any other day of the week.
If you have enough water, the average human could survive a month or two without any food depending on their body weight, genetic variation, other health considerations. I’m hungry just thinking about this.
It is believed that up to 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress. Can you read that sentence again? Now, think about that next time you are stressing. It isn’t worth it, so take a deep breathe and move on.
We are taller in the morning than in the evening. Throughout the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas of our bodies slowly compress and when you go to sleep the cartilage goes back to normal.
Cna yuo raed tihs? Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? I guess autocorrect doesn't really need to be a thing anymore.
The human body has thousands of blood vessels that carry blood from organ to organ and the average human body has about 60,000 miles of blood vessels! Think about this: The earth’s circumference is around 25,000 miles, meaning the blood vessels in a human body would stretch around the world twice, with still some room to spare!
In a study in 1996, Dr. Aikarakudy Aliaa interviewed 117 members of Mensa and found that the group of men he interviewed all had something in common. They had thicker body hair. Of the group the men with hairy backs and chests tended to have the highest IQs of the group. Back hair is back, baby!
Did you know that, like fingerprints, everyone has their own unique tongue print? So, I guess it's only a matter of time before cops start taking our tongue prints. Actually, that just sounds messy and unhygienic - but anything is possible these days.