15 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know about Your Body
You think you know all that you need to know about your body? Well, you are badly mistaken. The human body is so complex that it always finds new ways of surprising us. We give you a few amazing facts about your body.
There are chances that you were born with blue eyes, as most babies are. It is the exposure to ultraviolet light (the sun) and melanin that eventually brings out your eyes’ true color.
About 90 percent of the information that you get about your environment is through your eyes.
Each kidney has 1 million filters to clean about 1.3 liters of blood every minute and push out nearly 1.5 liters of urine every day.
Ever heard people talking about “old-person smell”. Well, it is true. As you grow old, you develop a more pleasing and less intense scent. So, a middle-aged person and a young person will each have a distinctive smell.
Even if you have had braces when you were a kid, your teeth will shift with age. This is because aging causes the loss of the bone behind the gums.
Your body can make its own aspirin! Studies indicate that the intake of benzoic acid (a natural substance in fruits and vegetables) can help you make your own salicylic acid which is the major component of aspirin.
Just like your fingerprints, your tongue can be used in identity verification applications. This is because it has geometric shape information and physiological texture information.
Appendix is not all that useless! Recent studies suggest that it is a “safe house” for the bacteria that aid in a healthy digestion.