All of us tend to think we are the master of out bodies and so we are familiar with them. But is it really the case? Take on the challenge and see how many of the following fun facts from Fact Slides you have known before:

  1. An average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
  2. Ears and Nose never stop growing.
  3. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print.
  4. All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds.
  5. Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
  6. Scars continue to look the same year after year because, while skin cells are replaced periodically, the underlying collagen is not.
  7. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scenes.
  8. Human shed about 600,000 partciles of skin every hour.
  9. A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
  10. We all have tiny mites living in our eyelashes.
  11. People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.
  12. Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
  13. The chemical elements that make up your body are worth around US$160.
  14. There’re more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
  15. Our lungs and nasal passages have exquisitely tiny hairs called cilia that can “taste” bitter flavors.
  16. Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.
  17. Your lungs can hold up to 5 minutes worth of oxygen.
  18. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
  19. Your body has enough iron in it to make a metal nail 3 inches long.
  20. Muscle comes from the Latin musculus, which means “little mouse,” because a flexed muscle was thought to resemble a mouse.
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