25 Interesting Facts About Your Body

By Jordan Miller;

The human body is quite amazing. It has the ability to adapt to almost any environment, heal itself from almost any disease and sickness, and take much punishment from the things we expose it to. There are many that claim they know everything about the human body, however, there is much we still don't know about it. It is almost as though we have just scratched the surface. There is however an ever growing circle of people who are beginning to understand the body for more than what it is actually claimed to be through our current understanding of science. We are beginning to look more and more to quantum physics for a more in-depth perspective of this vessel we call the body. Thinking more in a quantum way. allows us to understand the body as more of a crystallization of our essence rather than looking at it simply in terms of absolute mechanics. We have provide a few interesting facts about this amazing vessel we inhibit while we experience life on earth.

25 Amazing Body Facts

  • It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Nerve Impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 mph (274 km).
  • The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.
  • The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60mph (96.5km).
  • The only "joint-less" bone in your body in the hyoid bone in your throat.
  • Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  • Children grow faster in the spring.
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  • When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop, even your heart.
  • It takes the stomach an hour to break down cow milk.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose or ears never stop growing.
  • The average human head weighs about 8 pounds.
  • The length of the finger dictates how fast the fingernail grows. Therefore, the nail on your middle finger grows the fastest, and on average, your toenails grow twice as slow as your finger nails.
  • The entire length of all eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet (30 m).
  • Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.
  • 15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second.
  • The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
  • Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replicated.
  • The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9m).
  • You were born with 300 bones. When you get to be an adult you end up with 206.
  • During a 24 hour period, a human will breath an average  23,040 times.
  • Each square inch (2.5cm) of human skin consists of 20 feet (6m) of blood vessels.
  • There are 45 miles (72km) of nerves in the skin of a human being.
  • Human blood travels 60,000 miles (96,540km) per day on its journey through the body.

  • Be kind to your body. You only really get one during your lifetime on earth. Always listen to what it has to say; chances are it usually sends you the right signals.

    Your question: What other amazing facts about the body do you know of? (post your comments below)


    About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of guidinginstincts.com. He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.


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