The Human Body Is Incredible and Amazing

Written by: Teresa Grant, PT

Here are some fun facts regarding the human body.

  • Your body has enough iron in it to make a metal nail 3 inches long.
  • You shed 600,000 particles of skin per hour.
  • There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.
  • The strongest muscle in the human body is the Masseter (jaw muscle).
  • Your ears and nose never stop growing.
  • When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
  • Human bones are ounce for ounce stronger than steel.
  • The human eye can distinguish approximately 10 million different colors.
  • Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
  • Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.
  • Without your pinky finger, you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
  • Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
  • Your bones are composed of 31% water.
  • Every day your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles.
  • Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
  • Your brain keeps developing until your late 40’s.
  • When you take one step, you are using up to 200 muscles.
  • The human heart is not on the left-hand side of the body, it is in the middle.
  • One out of every 200 people has an extra rib.
  • The human neck and the giraffe neck have the same number of vertebrae - 7.