Have you ever wondered why your body does certain things in particular situations. Well you’re about to find out some very amazing facts about you didn’t know about your body. Like, did you know your body can digest metal? Or that humans are the only creatures that cry? It’s all true! So, read on and learn some things about your body.
It’s impossible to tickle yourself
Have you succeeded in tickling yourself before? If you have, then you might want to check if you’re an alien. But seriously, it is impossible to tickle yourself. Two brain regions are responsible for how we feel when we get tickled. When we try to tickle ourselves, these regions are less active so we don’t feel ticklish. Makes sense?
Your hair helps the environment
According to research, dirty hair is good for the environment. This is due to the fact that hair absorbs the pollutant ozone. So, if you want to contribute to the environment, don’t wash your hair anymore!
We bite our lips because of stress and anxiety
How often do you find yourself biting your lips? Well, one of the reasons is psychological. When you’re feeling stressed or anxious, your brain signals to you body to bite your lips so you can think less of your problems and relax. There’s also a less psychological reason: when your lips are chapped, your brain tells you to bite your lips to “refresh” them.
Humans glow but you can’t see it
Has someone ever told you that you are glowing? Well, they were right! Research shows that the human body does in fact emit visible light. You can’t see this light because it is so faint that the eyes are not able to spot it. The glow is brightest in the evening at about 4:00 p.m and fades at about 10:00 a.m.
The acid in your stomach dissolves razor blades
Of course, we do not recommend that you swallow razor blades to test this finding. But you might be surprised to learn that your stomach acid can dissolve blades if you did. Researchers tested the effect of gastric juice on metallic objects and found that within 4 hours, the stomach acid had reduced the razor blades to 63 percent of their original weight. This is just another fact that shows the human body is indeed amazing!
You lose about one-third of your bone as you age
When you’re born, you have about 300 bones. But by the time you reach adulthood, your bones reduce to 206. As it turns out, the body is truly terrific!
Humans are the only animals that cry
Other animals produce tears as lubricant for their eyes but humans are the only ones that cry for emotional reasons. Since humans are social creatures, they cry to communicate their feelings to other people and sometimes themselves.
Your intestine is four times as long as you are
Just when you thought you had seen it all! Your small intestine is about 18 to 23 feet long, meaning, if you uncoiled it, it will stretch to almost four times the length of your body.
Your body position affects your memory
Studies show that sitting and looking downward makes it easier to recall negative memories, while sitting upright and looking upward makes it easier to recall positive memories.
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