Amazing Body Facts

Your body is the most amazing machine ever built. Highly adaptive and resistant. No man-built systems can be compared to human body in its complexity and perfection! Here are some amazing facts you may find interesting:

* You lose everyday around 50 to 100 hairs from your head, which are replaced the same day.

* An average human has 100000 hairs on the head

* The air from a sneeze can reach the speed of 100 mph; from a cough – 60 mph

* An average person drinks around 16000 gallons of water in his lifetime.

* A nail takes around 6 months to grow from base to the most tip.

* Around 45 miles of nerves run through our body. The electric impulses travel at a speed of almost 250 mph!

* Babies have 94 bones more than an adult, in total 300.

* An average human blinks 25 times a minute, that's over 6.205.000 times a year!

* By the age of 70 your heart have beat 2,5 billion times and pumped around 48.000.000 gallons of blood.

* In a tiny drop of water there are 5 million red blood cells, 10,000 white cells and 300.000 platelets

* A square of human skin contains 20 feet of blood vessels, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands and 3 million cells.

* The average human body contains enough: Sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, Carbon to make 900 pencils, Potassium to fire: a toy cannon, Fat to make 7 bars of soap, Phosphorus to make: 2,200 matchheads, and enough Water to fill a ten-gallon tank.

* The microorganisms in and on your body make up 10% of your bodyweight (dried, without water).

* You produce a quart of saliva daily, 10,000 gallons in a lifetime

* A square of human skin has 32 million bacterias on it!

* Each second 10.000.000 of cells die and are replaced in your body.

* You create a new skin every month and a new skeleton every 3 months!

* Ears and nose do not stop keep growing during the whole life!

* The liver is the body's chemical factory. It has over 500 functions!

* You lose 600.000 particles of skin every hour that make up 1.5 pounds a year!

* You spend one third of your lifetime sleeping. 20 Years in an average lifetime!

Source by Witaly Semko