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Amazing human body numbers
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Amazing human body numbers

By on August 10, 2015

The mathematics of the human body – facts that might surprise you

When it comes to human body, science offers us astonishing information every day. If we’re talking numbers, consider the following information and you will come to find your own body quite impressive:

  • Considering all its tissues and functions, a healthy body produces an average of 25 million new cells, every second.

  • Human brain has over 100 billion nerve cells. Also, nerve impulses travel at over 400 km/hr.

  • Your heart beats around 100.000 times every day and about 30 million times each year. Adding up beats, imagine how many times your heart contracts in a lifetime! Also, a normal, healthy human heart muscle can pump up to 1 million barrels of blood during a lifetime.

  • The human eye can distinguish up to ten million colour shades and it does not hold the best vision of animal kingdom.

  • Smiling means facial effort. This simple social interaction gesture or happiness mimic takes at least 36 muscles to happen, from a total of 44 individual face muscles.

  • 70% of your body-mass is water. From it, you can daily make around 1.5 litres of saliva. The approximate quantity of blood for an average person is 5 liters.

  • Over the entire life, you absorb around 45 pounds of dust just by breathing.

  • Living organisms that live on the skin surface of only one person outnumber the human population on Earth.

  • One single square inch of human skin contains 625 sweat glands and 32 million bacteria.

  • An average human can drink about 16.000 gallons of water in a lifetime and eat about 60.000 pounds of food, or a quantity that equals around 7.000 times their own weight.

  • If never trimmed, men beards would grow to nearly 30 feet long, considering a normal life-span. If we consider hair thickness instead, capillaries have been found to be up to 10 times thinner.

  • Humans shed skin too. By the time you will be 70 years of age, you will lose 105 pounds of skin.

  • Each healthy woman can release around 450 eggs during average life-span.

If you find these facts surprising, read our further daily reviews, for more interesting information about body and mind health and other body-related curiosities.


About Laura Parvan

Medical professional, blogging passionate, with a high interest in social media impact on health-care information.

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