Human Body Facts

The human ear can detect sound waves vibrating at frequencies up to 20,000 times a second.

Food should be mixed with saliva then only you can taste it.

You can't tickle yourself.

If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1% you'll feel thirsty.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tougue print is different.

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze your hearts stops for a milli-second.

Brain uses between 20-25% of the oxygen you breathe.

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.

Tongue is the fastest healing part of the body.

The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.

On average you breathe 23,000 times a day.

A 1/4 of your bones are in your feet.

The smallest bones in the human body are found in ear.

Our Fifth and smallest toe is called Minimus

In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year.

Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.

Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.

Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day.

Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

The world record for the number of body piercing on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.

The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.

The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.

The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.

The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.

The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.

It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.

An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.

The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.

41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.

A human's small intestine is 6 meters long.

There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. You don't see all of them because most are too fine and light to be noticed.

Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion.

By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year.

The human body is 75% water.