The human body is a marvel and in many ways, remains a mystery to medical experts despite decades of research. Stop and consider your body’s capacity to think, see, feel, touch, grow, breathe and move. As you sit there, your body is working to maintain 37 trillion cells, which regenerate themselves over time. Prepare to have your mind blown with these 10 amazing facts about your body.
Number Ten: You Will Produce About 10,000 Cups Of Saliva In A Lifetime. Suit up, because that’s enough to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools. Saliva plays a critical role in the digestive process and in keeping the mouth lubricated. Without saliva, you would not be able to swallow, eat, or even speak.
Number Nine: The Brain Produces Electricity. Your brain has the capacity to power a small light bulb. The activity in your brain never stops – messages are endlessly transmitted whether you’re dreaming, laughing, running or thinking. A single neuron generates only a tiny amount of electricity, but when gathered together can generate enough electricity to power a low-wattage bulb.
Number Eight: Earwax is Healthy. Producing earwax is pertinent for good ear health. While many people find the wax revolting, it’s actually an important part of the ear’s defense system against bacteria, dirt, fungus and even insects! The ear canal is also cleaned and lubricated by the wax. Drop the Q-Tips!
Number Seven: Your DNA Can Reach Outer Space. If you uncoiled every cell in your DNA, it would stretch ten billion times – that’s the distance from earth, to the planet Pluto and back. Don’t buy it? Here’s why it’s true: The unraveled length of the complete human genome is calculated at about 40 inches. Considering the fact that there are about 37 trillion cells in the human body, the total length of all the unraveled DNA in the human body would be about five times the distance between the Earth and Pluto.
Number Six: Every Day The Heart Creates Enough Energy To Drive A Truck 20 Miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back – it’s no wonder you can feel your heartbeat through your chest! The heart is a biomechanical machine, beating about 100,000 times each day.