Odd Facts About the Human Body


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Minimus-Your littlest toe.

When someone cries and the first drop of tears comes from the right eye, it’s happiness. If it comes from the left eye, it’s pain.

The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb.

Blonds have more hair.

The lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average.

The largest organ is your skin. The small intestine is the largest internal organ.

During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

The largest cell in the human body is the female egg. It can be seen with the naked eye.

Babies are always born with blue eyes.

The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. While you may not be able to bench press much with your tongue, it is in fact the strongest muscle in your body in proportion to its size. If you think about it, every time you eat, swallow or talk you use your tongue, ensuring it gets quite a workout throughout the day.

Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.

Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

It is not possible to tickle yourself. Even the most ticklish among us do not have the ability to tickle ourselves. The reason behind this is that your brain predicts the tickle from information it already has, like how your fingers are moving. Because it knows and can feel where the tickle is coming from, your brain doesn’t respond in the same way as it would if someone else was doing the tickling.

The indentation in the middle of the area between the nose and the upper lip has a name. It is called the philtrum. Scientists have yet to figure out what purpose this indentation serves.