The human body is an excellent machine and the way it works and how it does it is a little bit weird but also wonderful.
An old saying goes, “words hurt more than actions,” and that is because our tongues are the strongest muscles in our bodies.
Over your lifespan, you would have produced enough saliva to fill a swimming pool twice over. So think of that next time you’re drooling over your favorite meal.
Our hearing decreases when we overeat. Bet you didn’t know that!
Like fingerprints, every human has a unique tongue print.
And more germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing. Namaste!
Our workhorse heart pumps blood and transports oxygen to all our cells, our skin renews itself every 27 days and our stomach produces acid powerful enough to dissolve razor blades – just for those interested!
Among all these amazing weird and wonderful things our bodies do, there is one thing that sets us apart from all other living organisms. Next time you’re watching the tear-jerker “The Notebook” and you cry a little when Noah is reading to his dying wife (come on, we’ve all been there), remember this, we are the only animals to produce emotional tears.
How special and unique is that, right?
We all may be very different in our own unique ways but there are many fascinating biological similarities that we all share in common. Here is an interesting infographic by Vapester which features 30 weird and fascinating health & body facts.
30 weird and wonderful facts about our body