9 Facts About The Human Body That Blew My Mind (And Totally Weirded Me Out)

I don’t know about you, but I definitely didn’t learn these in school.

 

 

1. We share 50% of our DNA with bananas.

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2. Our bodies actually glow in the dark, but the light we emit is 1,000 times weaker than what our eyes can detect.

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3. We shed about 40 pounds of skin in our lifetime.

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4. Our eyes are so sensitive that if the Earth were flat, we could see a candle from about 30 miles away.

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5. Our noses can remember 50,000 different scents.

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6. In your lifetime you will produce about 25,000 quarts of spit, which is enough to fill up two swimming pools.

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7. Your belly button is home to thousands of bacteria that form an ecosystem the size of an entire rainforest.

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8. The focusing muscles in your eyes move around 100,000 times per day. You’d need to walk 50 miles to give your legs the same workout.

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9. Babies have 60 more bones than adults do. As we grow up, some of our bones fuse together to form one bone.

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