The human body sure is amazing. It may not seem that way while you’re hunched over looking at your computer with nothing but a towel on, but it is. That’s not to say you shouldn’t actually get dressed, though.
- Humans are roughly 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening.
- Human fingers are so sensitive, that if your fingers were the size of Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and a car.
- The human eye is so sensitive that if the Earth were flat, you could spot a candle flickering at night from up to 30 miles away.
- In one day, your blood travels 12,000 miles around your body. That’s four times the distance across the US from coast-to-coast.
- Around 90% of the cells that make humans aren’t “human” in origin. We’re mostly fungi and bacteria.
- The human brain uses 20% of the entire body’s oxygen and calorie intake, despite only accounting for about 2% of an adult’s body mass.
- Each finger and toenail takes six months to grow from base to tip.
- A condition called synesthesia can cause senses to overlap. In other words, some people can taste words or hear colors.
- The focusing muscles of the eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you would need to walk 50 miles every day.
- A single human blood cell takes only 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
- The human brain is much more active at night than during the day.
- The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.
- Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph.
- Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
Finally, something worth dedicating my life to. If you need me, I’ll be trying to become the first person to ever tickle themselves.