The human body never ceases to amaze us. There are some incredibly interesting – and weird – things we can do with our bodies. While we learn the basics in school, the facts on this list may surprise you. For example, are you aware that right now you are housing thousands of little friends? The human body is fascinating, but it can also be a bit gross.
These are 9 weird things you didn't know about your body. From the changes we go through from birth to adulthood, and why old people seem to have huge ears, this list will explain everything. Some of these facts may creep you out a bit, but hey, ask any doctor: health is not always pretty. Nor does it always smell good. You may be among an elite percentage of people who are not affected by body odor. You may be surprised what actually causes it.
These facts are intriguing and remind us just how intricately made we are. There is always something mind-boggling to discover about the human body. Odds are, this list will need updating again and again, because there are simply too many things we are learning all the time! Enjoy these facts and share with a friend.
9 You Have About 60 Less Bones Than A Baby
8 Humans Produce About 25,000 Quarts of Saliva in a Lifetime
7 The Amount of Iron in Your Body Could Make a 3-Inch Nail
6 Human Eyelashes Are Home to Tiny Critters
5 Human Sweat Doesn't Smell
4 The More Body Hair You Have, The Smarter You May Be
3 Human's Ears and Noses Never Stop Growing
2 Each Person's Tongue Print is Different
1 All of Your Body's Bacteria Weighs in at About Four Pounds
Here is another gross factoid: your body is carrying around enough bacteria to weigh in at 4 pounds! Bacteria cells outnumber human cells 10 to 1, and we have bacteria in our bodies and on them. Bacteria cells are much smaller than human cells, and comprise about half of our waste. In just your belly button alone, you are harboring around 1,400 different types of bacteria. The National Institutes of Health's Human Microbiology Project studied the various kinds of bacteria living on our bodies. When they took belly button samples, they discovered over 660 new strains. So much for bathing.
Sources: livestrong.com, omgfacts.com, webmd.com, nationalgeographic.com, nymag.com, independent.co.uk, dw.de, dentistryiq.com, popsci.com
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