Friday Fun Facts- Do You Really Know Your Body?

Welcome to 2015! As with the beginning of most years- we have ideas of making our bodies stronger, leaner, healthier…. Here are some fun facts you might not know about yourself:

1.) The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill 2 swimming pools.

2.) Every 60 seconds, your red blood cells do a complete circuit of your body.

3.) Sometimes, when you have to pee, you can visibly see that your bladder is bigger

4.) Most babies are born with blue eyes; exposure to UV light brings out their true color.

5.) Most westerners consume 50 tons of food and 50,000 liters of liquid in their lifetime

6.) It can take your finger and toenails 1/2 a year to grow an entirely new nail (from base to tip).

7.) The muscles that control your eyes contract about 100,000 times a day (that’s the equivalent of giving your legs a workout by walking 50 miles).humanbody

8.) Over the course of your lifetime, you’ll shed about 40lbs of skin.

9.) Your brain uses about 20% of your oxygen and caloric intake.

10.) In each kidney, there are 1 million filters that clean around 1.3 liters of blood every minute and push out close to 1.5 liters of urine every day.

11.) Ovaries contain over 500,000 eggs, but only about 400 get the opportunity to create life.

12.) Everyone has a completely unique smell (except for twins).

13.) Why doesn’t your stomach digest itself? That’s because your stomach cells are created faster than they can be destroyed.

14.) You have about half-a-million sweat glands that produce about a pint of sweat daily.

15.) Humans are extremely visual; 90% of the information we gather from our surroundings is from our eyesight.

One Response to Friday Fun Facts- Do You Really Know Your Body?

  1. jeff7salter says:

    wow. some are fascinating. some just gross.
    But I differ with # 14. when I’m writing intensely, I sweat about a pint per chapter.


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