Nov 29, 2017

12 Amazing facts about your body that you should know

11.- The body of a child

At birth a child's body has 300 bones, but that of an adult has 206
Is it weird, right? But for all there is an explanation, it is not that the bones disappear, what happens is that when we grow some small bones begin to weld with others, and this process ends between 20 and 25 years, although it must be mentioned that no they are bones proper, but cartilages.

10.- Your nose has memory

Your nose can remember up to 50,000 different smells, surely you did not know there were so many smells. Did it happen to you that you suddenly smell a meal and remember when you went to your grandmother's house every Sunday? Your nose works together with your brain.

9.- Swallow and breathe at the same time

A newborn baby can swallow and breathe at the same time
The reason is that your larynx is in a sufficiently high position so that there is a large distance between the trachea and the esophagus. But this ends after 7 months. And no, we adults are not able to do this at the same time

8.- 90% of your dreams

One person forgets 90% of their dreams on average
Surely it often happens that you wake up knowing that you have dreamed something, but you can never remember it. Relax, this is totally normal! only 10% of people remember their dreams. And many of them also forget them after five minutes of waking up.

7.- The blood vessels

The total length of all the blood vessels in your body is an average of 100,000 kilometers. The heart drives the blood through the circulatory system, which forms a network of about 100,000 kilometers, that is, two and a half times the circumference of the entire planet.

6.- When you blush your stomach also does

The act of blushing is because when we are ashamed, the body releases adrenaline and this acts as a natural stimulant that results in a series of responses. At the moment this happens, not only the veins of your face allow a greater passage of blood, in your stomach the same thing happens. Stomach walls are similarly stimulated by adrenaline causing greater blood flow and causing it to also blush. 

5.- Dehydration

Dehydration begins from the moment you get thirsty
-the feeling of thirst is when the loss of water is equal to 1% of your body weight, while the loss of 5% can cause fainting and 10% death by dehydration; that is why it is said that we should drink at least two liters of water a day.

4.- The strongest muscle

The strongest muscle in your body is the soleus
This is located in your calf and although it seems incredible, just think about who is responsible for supporting all the weight of your body? Indeed, everything is centered there ...

3.- Memory capacity

Your brain has a memory capacity of 4 terabytes.
Our brain is probably the organ that most resembles a modern computer. Not only can it process, assimilate and solve various problems, also, thanks to memory, we can store information, use it, access it and interpret it as if it were any USB memory, so it is able to digest food without having to think about it and it is called the second brain.

2.- Electric impulses

A human brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all the cell phones in the world
Cell phones around the world operating at the same time are unable to match the amount of electrical impulses generated by our brain on a day where thousands of thoughts cross our mind.

1.- 182 million liters of blood

The human heart pumps 182 million liters of blood all his life
Our heart beats approximately 70 beats per minute, that is, 100,000 times a day and 35 million times a year. Each time it does, it pumps 70 milliliters of blood, which means that the heart pumps 5 liters of blood every minute. Therefore, when we turn 70, we will have pumped around 182 million liters of blood.