15 Facts About Your Body That Will Blow Your Mind!
Everyone has mites that burrow their head into our eyelashes and eyebrows. They’re nice! They eat dead skin and oils, and help keep us clean.
They also come out of their hair follicle home to mate and lay eggs all over your face.
When you blush, your stomach lining blushes too.
Your heart rate slows when your face touches water, its called the mammalian dive reflex. It’s why splashing your face with cold water calms you down.
Your heart rate also stops when you drown! But that is not a fun fact.
The bacteria in your gut are your friends! They keep you healthy and help digest food!
Until you die, then they will eat you.
The brain named itself.
That’s not really a fact about your body, it’s just the mind blowing itself.
Some people can voluntarily move their tensor tympani muscle. This creates a sound, like thunder, that they can only hear.
We’re one of the only animals, and the only great ape, that can run long enough to perfect persistence hunting. Persistence hunting is running after something long enough that it becomes exhausted and easy to kill.
The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
There are no muscles in your fingers, just tendons.
The largest organ of your body is your skin.
Over the course of your lifetime, you’ll shed about 40 pounds of skin.
About 7-10% of the population are missing a muscle in their calf without any apparent ill effect. It’s called the Plantaris, surgeons often use it to repair or replace tendons elsewhere.
When a pregnant woman suffers organ damage, like a heart attack, the fetus sends stem cells to the damaged organ to help repair it.
15% of the population doesn’t have a palmaris longus muscle in their forearm.
Check by squeezing your thumb and pinky together, while flexing your wrist. If you see two tendons, you have a palmaris longus and are also special.
Humans can fly.
However, they can only do it inside of an airplane.