Ten Quick but Interesting Facts About Our Body

Our body is a set of systems consisting of a combination of many systems. It is an amazing mechanism with still unexplored points. Systems working in sync with each other form this structure. The smallest cornerstone of our body is the cell. Cells make up tissues, tissues make up organs, and organs make up systems. Movement, digestive, circulatory, nervous and respiratory systems provide the fulfilment of all the basic functions of the body. If the systems are working correctly, healthy growth can occur. Without drowning in this general information that most of us know or hear, let’s move on to 10 interesting pieces of information about our body…

Nose

Nose

Our nose can distinguish 50,000 different odours.

Skin

Skin

600,000 skin particles are shed from the human body in an hour.

Atom

Atom

The human body consists of approximately 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms.

Bone

Bone

There are 60 more bones in the baby’s body than in an adult human.

Veins

Veins

There are approximately 161,000 kilometres of blood vessels in the human body.

Saliva

Saliva

A person secretes 25,000 litres of saliva during his lifetime. This amount is enough to fill 2 swimming pools.

Iron

Iron

There is enough iron in the human body to make a 7.5 cm long nail.

Sweat

Sweat

Sweat by itself is odourless. Sweat combined with other bacteria in the body produces odour.

Hair

Hair

Excessive body hair is thought to be related to advanced intelligence.

Ear

Ear

The growth of the ear and nose continues throughout human life.

Do you know of any other facts about the human body? If you do why not tell us about them in the comments below.