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15 Facts About Human Biology You Didn’t Know

The human body is just fantastic and there’s some truly amazing things we can guarantee you didn’t know about it. We’ve gone ahead and listed 15 facts about the human biology you didn’t know here. These range from useful facts to completely useless facts but they will all amaze you nonetheless. Enjoy!

An adult is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms

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We actually have 9 senses, not just 5: Vision, Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch, Balance, Temperature, Proprioception (spatial body awareness, aka why you can touch your nose with your eyes shut) and finally, Pain

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It’s still not scientifically certain why humans yawn

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The brain works harder while we are asleep than during the day when we are awake

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The liver has over 500 different functions

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The lungs contain over 300,000 million capillaries (tiny blood vessels). If they were laid end to end, they would stretch 2400km (1500 miles)

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80% of your brain is water

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The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades

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Sneezes, more often than not, exceed 100mph

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It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown

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Your feet account for one-quarter of all the bones in your body

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In 30 minutes, the average body gives off enough heat (combined) to bring a half gallon of water to boil

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Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support 9 tonnes – that is four times as much as concrete can support

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Luke Harkness
My name is Luke and I have a huge passion for all things technology and generally geeky. I also enjoy learning about all sorts of random facts that I can bring up as conversation starters... to maybe deter possible friendships. I'm open and always excited about new things.

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