10 Fascinating Facts About the Human Body

Weird quirks and all, the human body is a a bewildering machine. While you may think you know your body well, the truth is, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that might shock you. Learn more about it with 10 of these mind-blowing facts that are sure to get your heart pumping.

1. Sorry lefties.

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Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

2. You’re not the only one who’s flattered.

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When you blush, your stomach also turns red.

3. The hardest worker of all.

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The heart beats more than 3 billion times in the average human lifespan.

4. Well, that’s unsettling.

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You can produce enough saliva to fill two bathtubs a year.

5. Our toenails need to pick up the pace.

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Fingernails grow about four times faster than your toenails.

6. Time to brush extra hard.

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There are about 40,000 bacteria in the human mouth.

7. Now that’s impressive.

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Bones are about 5 times stronger than steel.

8. Go ahead, try it.

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It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

9. No wonder food tastes so good.

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Each of us has around 2,000 taste buds.

10. That’s unfortunate.

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People with blue eyes are more sensitive to pain than others.

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