25 Weird Facts About Your Body And The Wonderful Ways In Which It Works

Eeewww!!!

Eeewww!!!

The average person produces enough saliva during their life to fill up two Olympic swimming pools!

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

Most babies have blue eyes when they're born. It's exposure to ultraviolet light and melanin that brings out the true color.



Smelly

Smelly

Every single person on the planet has their own unique smell....except for identical siblings.

Your Brain

Your Brain

For its size, your brain churns through a lot of your body's energy. It uses about 20% of your daily calorie and oxygen intake.



More Saliva

More Saliva

You can't taste anything unless your saliva can dissolve it.

Bones

Bones

Your bones are crazy strong. It is said that just a small matchbox-sized portion of your born is technically strong enough to support about 9 tons of weight. However, don't try that at home - it will really hurt.



60 Second Cycle

60 Second Cycle

If you could strap a minute camera to one of your blood cells, you'd have a tour of your body in about one minute.

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

About 90% of the information you process is taken in through your eyes. Unless you're blind of course...



So Much Sperm!

So Much Sperm!

The average dude will produce about ten million sperm each and every day. It's probably a good thing that only a minute fraction of the sperm produced turns in to people, or we'd run out of land, food and water pretty quickly.

Thing About Skin

Thing About Skin

Your body's largest organ is you skin. You can check and get back to me if you like but trust me, I'm right.



Snail-Pace Nails

Snail-Pace Nails

To grow from the base to the tips of your fingers or toes, your nails would need about six months.

Stomach Acid

Stomach Acid

You stomach acid could dissolve zinc! So why doesn't it dissolve everything in its path (including you)? It's because your stomach cells grow fast enough so that they are renewed more quickly than they can be dissolved.



Baby Boy

Baby Boy

A newborn's foreskin is able to grow very quickly, which is why they are sometimes used to treat burns victims. 

Shedding Skin

Shedding Skin

Over the duration of your life, you will shed about 40 pounds of skin. Eewwwwww!!!!



Krazy Kidneys

Krazy Kidneys

Each of your kidneys has one million tiny filters to clean about 1.3 liters of your blood every every minute.

In addition to that, about one and a half liters of urine are pushed through each day. Eewwwww!!!

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

If you're lucky enough to consider yourself an average person living in a Western country, then you'll consume around 50 tons of food during your life. You'll wash it down with around 50,000 liters of liquid.



Hey There, Hot Stuff!

Hey There, Hot Stuff!

You're body generates enough heat to boil a gallon of water every hour.

Pants Expansion

Pants Expansion

It is true that your bladder will sometimes noticeably get bigger when you really, really need to use the bathroom.



All The Eggs

All The Eggs

The average female has ovaries with around half a million eggs. Of these, only about 400 will be invited to the party when it comes to a shot at creating life.

Just Focus

Just Focus

The muscles responsible for helping focus your eye make about 100,000 movements per day. You'd have to run about 50 miles to give your legs the same workout.



Long Lung

Long Lung

If the 300,000,000 capillaries in your lungs were to be stretch out, they'd be around 1,500 miles long!

You Can't Tickle Yourself

You Can't Tickle Yourself

Try it.



Sweaty Feet

Sweaty Feet

Your feet have around half a million sweat glands that are capable of producing around a pint of sweat in a day! Say it with me; Eewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Short And Tall Of It

The Short And Tall Of It

Due to the weight of your bones compressing cartilage throughout the day (and relaxation at night) you will be about 1 centimeter shorter when you lay down for sleep than when you woke up.



Dreamy Nerds

Dreamy Nerds

The higher your IQ, the more likely you are to dream.