Know Your Body

By the age of eighteen your brain stops growing.
You need to consume a quart of water each day for four months to equate to the amount of blood your heart pumps in one hour.
There are more than 600 individual skeletal muscles and 206 bones in your body.
Your brain uses up about 20% of all your body’s oxygen and calories
Apart from identical twins every single person on Earth has a unique smell
It takes the body around 12 hours to completely digest eaten food.
Your nose and ears continue growing throughout your entire life.
Your mouth produces about one liter of saliva each day!

Your brain is sometimes more active when you’re asleep than when you’re awake.
The average person has 67 different species of bacteria in their belly button.
You lose about 4 kg of skin cells every year!
Humans are the only species known to blush.
Men get hiccups twice as much as women
Women blink twice as much as men
After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp
Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep.
By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.
Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.
It is not possible to tickle yourself.
Babies are always born with blue eyes.
Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.
Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
By 60 years of age, 60-percent of men and 40-percent of women will snore.
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