31 Facts About The Human Body That Would Make You Read It Twice


Our body – our temple. The thing we truly care for. Although sometimes, we tend to forget how to take care of it, at the end of the day it’s what truly matters. It’s the only thing that is truly and wholly with us throughout the course of our lives. Furthermore, our body is what makes identifiable; our looks, our complexion, our hair, etc. Strangely, most people are not 100% sure of how their body works or how it is. In this article, we will be providing tons of facts about the human body.

Sit back, relax, grab a bucket of popcorn and enjoy the show.


  • Think our skull is just one whole bone? Think again! Our skull is made up of 29 different bones.
  • Although some may think that they can fully remember their dreams, we actually forget 90% of our dreams the morning after.
  • The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. So if it doesn’t receive blood, how does it receive oxygen? Although it isn’t bloody, our corneas receive oxygen directly from the air.

  • Although pain tolerance differ from person to person depending on physical experience, people with blue eyes are more sensitive to pain than others
  • Bacteria cannot be seen however, there are about 40,000 bacteria in the human mouth. Now do you realize why you need to clean your mouth every now and then?
  • The smallest cell in a man’s body is the sperm cell.
  • Want to go skydiving? Well, why not just have a passionate kiss? Why? Because it causes the same chemical reactions in the brain that skydiving does.
  • As most of us know, our skin replaces itself every now and then. But in total, the human skin  is completely replaced about 1,000 times during the average lifespan.

  • Do you think you know a lot of things about your heart? Well on average, the human heart is approximately equal in size to that of a person’s fist. In addition to that, an adult’s heart weights 220-260 grams.

  • Well, kissing is fun and exciting but did you know that a person passes on 278 different types of bacteria to another person when they kiss them? Worry not because 95% of them are not harmful!
  • On average, a human body or a normal human being needs approximately 7 minutes to fall asleep.
  • There are at least 700 active enzymes in the human body.
  • In 2016, about 10% of the total population is left-handed
  • The total surface area of the human lungs is approximately equal to the area of a tennis court.


  • The average person has around 10,000 tastebuds. However when they turn 60, they lose almost half of the left tastebuds they have.
  • It is IMPOSSIBLE to sneeze with both of your eyes open. Why? We don’t know either!
  • An average adult performs about 23, 000 inhalations and exhalations in a day.
  • A woman blinks about twice less often than men.
  • The sole part of the human body that does not heal itself our teeth.
  • Whenever we blush, our tummies also turn red. This is because the stomach lining also turns red.
  • We all know that we are all genetically unique, right? Well, we get our unique fingerprints within 3 months from the time we were conceived;

  • In addition to the above, we are not the only ones who have unique fingerprints. Koalas also have them.
  • Our nerve impulses move at a speed of 119m/s.
  • Is electricity present in our brain? – Definitely! As a matter of fact, our brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all the telephones NOW in the whole world combined.
  • An average length of the hair of a whole lifetime would be 725 kilometers. This is if it’s legal, though.

  • When we were born, there are 14 billion cells in the human brain. This number does not increase. At 25, these brain cells deteriorate to 100,00 a day;
  • Whenever we finish a page of a book, about 70 cells die.
  • The chemical compound phenylethylamine is the one responsible for the feelings of ecstasy; it is found in our bodies.  This compound is also present in chocolates in small quantities. In addition to that, it also responsible for the stimulation in the nervous system and triggers the release of pleasurable opium-like compounds known as endorphins.
  • According to some studies, the risk of heart attacks are higher on a Monday than any day of the week.
  • Sleep deprivation is much worse than hunger. On average, d***h would occur after ten to twelve days without sleep, whereas from hunger, it would take several weeks to a month.
  • Generally, a bone is about five times stronger than a steel. Given of course if they are on the same weight.

These facts are absolutely astounding. To be honest, I never really thought that the human body holds mysteries like this. In addition to that, these facts made me realize how important it is to take care of it. Out of 2 billion people, only 1 person can reach the age of 116 – how bad do you want that person to be you?


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