30 Incredible Human Body Facts for Students to Understand Human Anatomy

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Everyone has a different body type, shape, height, features, and colour. No two humans are the same, which makes us unique in our own interesting way. Despite these major differences, our bodies share a wide range of similarities and characteristics as well. For instance, did you know that in space, astronauts can grow up to two inches? Pretty cool, right? Here are some amazing facts about the human body that are strange but true. 

Top 10 Facts About the Human Body

1. Your left lung is 10% smaller than your right lunch.

2. Human teeth are as strong as shark teeth.

3. Scientists estimate that the human nose can smell and recognise trillions of scents. 

4. The Gluteus Maximus (GM) muscle, the muscles that make up the buttock area, is the largest and most powerful muscle in the human body.

5. Sweat on its own does not smell bad. The stench comes when bacteria gets mixed with it. 

6. Your hairline, eyebrows, and lashes are home to thousands of tiny bugs. 

7. Your eyes are the fastest muscle in your body. 

8. The skin is the largest organ in your body. 

9. You have as much hair on your body as a chimpanzee. Most hair is so fine that they are not easily visible to our eyes. 

10. The brain of an average adult weighs about 3 pounds out of which 3/4th is water. 

Amazing Facts About the Human Body

1. Infants are born with approximately 300 bones. As they grow older, some of these bones fuse together and reduce to 206 bones only. 

2. More than half of your bones are found in the area around your ankles, hands, wrists, and feet. 

3. Your mouth produces about one litre of saliva every day.

4. Your brain is more active when you are asleep than when you are awake.

5. An average person has about 67 types of bacteria in their belly button. 

6. You lose about 4kg of dead skin cells every year. 

7. A human heart beats more than three billion times during its average lifespan. 

8. Your blood makes up for about 8% of your total body weight. 

9. Your tongue is covered with over 8,000 taste buds, each containing around 100 cells to help you taste your food. 

10. An average person produces about a cupful of nasal mucus every day. 

11. You blink your eyes about 20 times in a minute.

12. Your ears and nose do not stop growing even at puberty.

13. The human brain can survive for up to 3-6 minutes once the oxygen supply has been cut off. 

14. Humans start developing fingertips about three months after they are conceived. This means that babies have fully grown fingertips just after the first trimester. 

15. Your body produces 25 million new cells with every passing second. This means that in 15 seconds, you might have produced more cells than people in a country. 

16. The femur, also known as the thigh bone, is the largest bone in the human body. On the other hand, the stirrup bone found inside the eardrum is the smallest bone in the human body. 

17. The brain in the human body uses 20% of the oxygen and blood supply. 

18. Up to 60% of a human adult body is made up of water. 

19. The small intestine of the human body is the longest part of the digestive tube. It measures somewhere around 22 feet or 7 meters.

20. Your body cannot breathe in and swallow at the same time.

We hope you enjoyed reading these informative and interesting human body facts. If you want to read more interesting facts, then I would recommend reading this interesting blog 50 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Science You Did Not Know!  

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