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35 Weird, Wacky, and Kinda Gross Facts About the Human Body
#1 – Every person has an individual tongue print which is just as distinctive as finger prints. (So if you’re committing a crime, don’t lick anything.)
#2 – Pregnant women often dream about frogs. Scientists don’t know why.
#3 – When you blush, your stomach also turns red.
#4 – Chocolate really is addictive! When study subjects thought about favorite foods, the parts of the brain that got excited were the same parts activated in drug addicts.
#5 – Your hands and feet contain almost half of all the bones in your entire body.
#6 – Exploding Head Syndrome is a real (but rare) thing. Some people head a loud, unexplainable noise in their head just as they’re falling asleep.
#7 – Pruney fingers and toes are a survival mechanism. The wrinkly skin gives you better grip in slippery situations.
#8 – The fastest muscles in your body are the ones that blink your eyes. They contract in less than one-hundredth of a second.
#9 – The indentation between your nose and upper lip is called the philtrum. Scientists don’t know what purpose it serves.
#10 – You’re hairier than a gorilla (potentially). You have about 5 million hair follicles covering your body, which is around 3 times more than a typical gorilla.
#11 – The colder your bedroom, the more likely you are to have a bad dream while sleeping.
#12 – You’re about 1 cm taller in the morning than at night, because the cartilage between your bones compresses a bit throughout the day.
#13 – 20% more people die of heart attacks on Monday than on any other day of the week. Now you have another reason to dread the end of the weekend!
#14 – If you’ve ever noticed that your pee has a bad smell after eating asparagus, you have a special receptor gene that lets you detect the change. Not everyone is able to smell the odor brought about by asparagus.
#15 – You could survive (though you wouldn’t be in great shape) without your stomach, spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and almost every organ in the pelvic area.
#16 – The fastest growing nail is the middle finger on your dominant hand. Nail growth is related to the length of the finger; the longest fingers have the fastest-growing nails. And fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
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