60 mind-boggling and bizarre facts about our bodies

If you asked 1,000 people how good they knew their bodies, probably 100 percent of them would say extremely well. But surprisingly, there are a lot of things that even the most knowledgeable individuals don’t know. After all, the body is complex. And every year, medical professionals, scientists, and researchers discover new things.

These 60 facts about the body will astound you. So, buckle up and get ready for a crazy ride.

 
Billions of neurons exist throughout the body. It’s the brain’s job to tell them what to do via electrical impulses and signals. With everything combined, your brain has enough electrical power to illuminate a low-watt lightbulb.

 
Although this might sound odd, it’s an actual medical condition. In response to a traumatic event, the heart can become stressed. Sometimes, that causes shortness of breath, pain, and even a heart attack that can lead to death.

 
As you know, acid is very dangerous. But what you might not know is that the acid in your stomach is extremely powerful. It’s so strong that it could easily burn a hole in human skin.

 
Learning there’s bacteria in the mouth isn’t shocking. But there is something that is shocking. Among the 615 different types, the level of bacteria in the mouth can be in the billions.

 
This seems impossible yet it’s true. There are so many blood vessels in the body that if placed in a line, they’d stretch between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. That’s more than twice the circumference of the earth.

 
Are you ready for this? A certain type of mites known as Demodex live on eyelashes. They also reside in other hair follicles on the body.

 
That’s right, when you go to bed at night, your height shrinks. Here’s why. In the morning, there’s little compression on the spine but as the day wears on, it increases. So, at night, you’re somewhat shorter.

 
Did you know that based on the music you listen to, your heart either beats faster or slower to synchronize with the beat? It’s true. Also, songs with crescendos can cause blood vessels to constrict.

 
Within the body are enzymes that help with the digestion of food. But they do something else. After dying, these same enzymes begin to feed on bodily fluids produced during the autolysis process.

 

10. Pumping blood

The heart is responsible for pumping blood used throughout the body. In a normal person’s life, it’ll pump more than 100,000 times a day. When exercising, it typically pumps six times faster, if not more.

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