Human Body Fun Facts

A human’s ears and nose never stop growing.

There are more bacteria in a human mouth than there are people in the world.

A human’s little finger contributes over 50% of the hand’s strength.

For an adult human, taking just one step uses up to 200 muscles.

A human skeleton renews itself completely every 10 years.

By the time a person reaches 70 years old, he or she will have consumed over 12,000 gallons of water.

Bone is five times stronger than a steel bar of the same width, but it is brittle and can fracture on impact.

The body can detect taste in .0015 seconds, which is faster than the blink of an eye.

Every hour, humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin, or about 1.5 pounds every year. By the time a person is 70 years old, they will have lost about 105 pounds of skin.

Taste buds are not visible to the naked eye; the little bumps that can be seen on the tongue are actually papillae, on top of which rest the taste buds.

The taste cells in our taste buds live for only about two weeks.

There are ten times more bacteria cells in your body than human cells.

The brain contains 86 billion nerve cells joined by 100 trillion connections. This is more than the number of stars in the Milky Way

Like fingerprints, each human tongue has its own unique print.

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