Just for fun I have listed below some of the amazing medical facts and thought it would be good to share these.
1) Did you know that from the age of 30, humans begin to shrink?
2) Your body contains enough iron to make a spike strong enough to hold your weight.
3) The surface area of a human lung is equal to that of a tennis court.
4) Most of us have lost 50% of our taste buds by the age of 60.
5) The amount of carbon in our body is enough to fill about 9,000 lead pencils.
6) One square inch of human skin contains 625 sweat glands.
7) The human body has fewer muscles in it than a caterpillar.
8) If you could save all your eye blinks in a lifetime and use them at once, you would see blackness for 1-2 years.
9) Just try sneezing with your eyes open!
10) The aorta (largest artery) is almost the diameter of a garden hose.
11) The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime.
12) Babies start dreaming before they’re even born.
13) Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in their palms.
14) 10% of human dry weight comes from bacteria.
15) There are 2.5 trillion red blood cells in your body at any moment.
16) Nerve impulses travel at over 400 km/hr (249 mi/hr).
17) A sneeze generates wind of 100 mi/hr and a cough 60 mi/hr
18) Our blood takes a 60,000-mile journey per day.
19) Our heart beats around 100,000 times every day or about 30 million times a year.
20) When touching something, we send a message to our brain at 124 mph.
21) We exercise at least 36 muscles when we smile.
22) It is believed the purpose of eyebrows is to keep sweat out of the eyes.
23) It is expected a person breathes in about 45 lbs. of dust over his/her lifetime.
24) Our eyes can distinguish up to 1 million color surfaces and take in more information than the largest telescope known to man.
25) Capillaries are so small it takes 10 of them to equal the thickness of a human hair.
26) Giving a tennis ball a good, hard squeeze is using about the same amount of force your heart uses to pump blood out to the body.
Well, these are just a few of all the amazing things about our bodies that I hope you enjoyed learning about. Don’t wear yourselves out thinking about what your body is doing every time you breathe, see, cough or blink, ok? Just enjoy life and thank God for the amazing body you were born with!
Dr Fredda Branyon