20 Absurd But True Health Facts

The human body is a marvellous thing, and there are actually so many different things that we can learn about it, it’s almost safe to say that we could study it forever and never know its true complexities.

To date we still don’t have answers to some of the questions our bodies pose and some of the illnesses we can be struck down with, so these fun facts are just a tip of the iceberg of the wonderful flesh-covered skeleton we spend our lives inhabiting!

  1. Learning a new language or how to play a musical instrument gives your brain a boost and can make you smarter.
  2. Smoking is not only a potential cause of cancer; it can cause you to lose your memory.
  3. We know that stress is a killer, but did you know that it could cure or complicate as much as 90% of diseases.
  4. Living a sedentary lifestyle is worse than smoking a pack a day.
  5. If you drink 4 or more caffeinated beverages daily you have a 33% chance of developing sleep apnoea.
  6. Between 1996 and 1998 the number of cosmetic surgeries in the USA nearly doubled. This was before online casino Singapore games were even that commonplace, so lets hope their parents had another way of hitting the jackpot to cover all that work.
  7. When you sneeze it feels like everything stops. That’s because it does. Even your heart stops briefly, so when you sneeze you technically die a little inside.
  8. Your nose has over 5 million scent receptors. If you are a smoker and stop smoking these receptors can take up to a year or 2 to start working properly again.
  9. Each muscle fibre in our bodies is thinner than a strand of human hair, but it can hold up to 1000x its own weight, making it incredibly strong.
  10. Technically there are only 6 facial expressions. These are classified as happy, sad, fear, disgust, surprise and anger.
  11. The average length of the oesophagus is 25cm.
  12. Highly stressed children can actually suffer from stunted growth. This means that they will either stop growing entirely, or their development will be slowed down dramatically and they will end up being shorter than they would have been otherwise.
  13. Reading in a dim light will not damage your eyes. Instead, it may actually strengthen them and improve your night vision.
  14. If you eat a highly fragrant meal you will feel full faster than if you eat a meal that has little to no smell.
  15. Your stomach lining replaces itself every 36 hours.
  16. 16 If your brain were to generate power or wattage, it would be able to light up a 10 watt bulb.
  17. Right-handed people tend to live 9 years longer than left-handed people on average.
  18. The average weight of a fully-grown human heart is 10oz.
  19. We have 206 bones in our body.
  20. 106 bones are in our hands and feet.

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