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Twisted Facts: The Human Body

Welcome to another fast Monday edition of Twisted Facts! This week, we’re talking about the amazing human body. Although we are very fragile, our bodies are also unique machines with some incredible abilities.

Did you know:

The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades? Our stomach cells renew themselves frequently to prevent the acid from eating away at the stomach–we get a lining every 3 to 4 days.

Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.

There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.

By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.

Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.

Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet in the air.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day

The average human body contains enough: Sulphur 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 match heads, and enough Water to fill a ten gallon tank.

You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.

Dogs and Humans are the only animals with prostates.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.


What fact is the weirdest? Or most disgusting? For me, it’s the 500,000 sweat glands in the feet. Ew!

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14 comments on… “Twisted Facts: The Human Body”

  1. This was awesomely weird! I particularly liked the one about spending half an hour as a single cell. That’s really hard to wrap your head around!

    • Thanks, Karen! I wasn’t sure how it would go over, but I thought they were really interesting. Yes, that is definitely a head-spinner.

  2. I love these fun facts and will send them to my kids!
    I thought I would let you know that the gift card must have gotten lost in the mail.. 🙁

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