10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Body

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Body

The human body is a wonderful thing, but even though we spend the whole day with ourselves, there are still a lot of things you probably don't know about your body. Here we listed 10 interesting unknown facts about human body:-

1. Big eyes may be seen as beautiful by some, but they can lead to near-sightedness. Also known as myopia, this condition that causes distant objects to look blurred is caused by light that does not properly reach the retina.

2. Dirty hair can be good for the atmosphere: according to environmental engineers at the University of Science and Technology in Missouri, hair absorbs air pollutant ozone. Scalp oils have been found to be a major contributor to this.

3. When we talk about someone having a "glow" about them, that is often literally true. Research has found that the human body actually emits visible light, but since it is about 1,000 times less intense than the levels that our eyes are able to see, it is not "visible" in practice.

4. A study from the University of North Carolina comparing finger and toenail growth with two previous studies of 70 and 50 years earlier found that growth had increased by almost a quarter over the decades. The large toe was found to grow by more than 2 mm per month, compared to 1.65 mm per month in the 1930's. The reason, according to researchers, is an increase in the amount of protein-rich diet.

5. As hearing and vision tend to deplete as years go by, your sense of taste does the same thing. As you get older, your taste buds will regenerate more slowly after injury or if you take certain medications.

6. According to Laurie Rogers, a hand therapist at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, he told the New York Times. That pinkie finger has 50 percent of the strength of your hand. The pinkie seems unassuming, but it's crucial for your hand strength — to help your thumb pinch and give more power to your ring, middle, and index fingers.

7. Your small intestine is about 18 to 23 feet long, which means that if you uncoiled it, it would be almost four times the length of your body.

8. Researchers have found that sitting down and looking down will make it easier to remember negative memories, while sitting upright and looking upward makes it easier to remember positive, empowering memories.

9. According to Joseph Gigante, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Says CNN that, like much else in the natural world, growth can be seasonal: "Although we don't have a good explanation for it, children seem to grow faster in the summer and slower in the fall."

10. Our bones are stronger than steel. "The bone has a higher pressure tolerance and bearing strength than the steel rod of the same width. The strongest bone in the body is the femur, which can hold 30 times the weight of the average human.