Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Random and Bizarre facts about the human body (23 Photos)

The word “muscle” is from the Latin word musculus, or “little mouse.” The Romans thought a flexing muscle looked like a mouse moving under the skin.
Some people suffer from Exploding Head Syndrome, which causes them to hear a loud bang when they wake up. It is not painful, but the sensation can be terrifying. It’s not clear what causes this, but according to the American Sleep Association, anxiety and stress may play a role.
The brain is more active at night than during the day. Scientists don’t know yet why this is.
The average human body contains enough sulphur to kill all the fleas on the average dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make seven bars of soap and enough water to fill a 50-liter barrel.
Your nose shapes the sound of your voice.
Between birth and death, the human body goes from having 300 bones, to just 206.
Your tongue can get fat.
Men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep. This is because the combination of blood circulation and testosterone production can cause erections during sleep and are a necessary part of REM sleep.
When a baby is born, their blood volume is comparable to a can of soda
The human sense of smell has the ability to identify the chemical smell of an object in one part per trillion of air.
Without the lens, the human eye can see some of the UV spectrum.
There are so many nerve cells in a human brain that it would take almost 3,000 years to count them.
Nerve impulses can travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
The average life expectancy is 2,475,576,000 seconds. During this time we pronounce, on average, around 123,205,750 words and have sex 4,239 times.
If you remove the minerals from a bone by soaking it overnight in a six percent solution of hydrochloric acid, it will become so soft, you could tie it in a knot.
The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
A condition called synesthesia can cause senses to overlap. In other words, some people can taste words or hear colors.
Natural blondes have more hair than natural brunettes. Natural blondes have approximately 120,000-147,000 hairs, while brunettes have 100,000-120,000. This makes perfect sense, as evolutionary biology tells us that hair evolved partially to protect the scalp from potentially damaging UV rays.
On average, the number of connections in the brain increases from 50 trillion to 1 quadrillion in a newborn during his first month of life.
Your body contains enough blood to satisfy the appetites of 1,200,000 mosquitoes.
Stomach acid can dissolve metal. If it touched your skin, it would burn right through it.
In camera terms, the human eye is about 576 megapixels.
50 percent of your hand strength comes from your pinky finger.

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