40 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Change Everything You Know About Yourself

By: Mark Pygas Via news.distractify.com

The human body is an incredible thing. 

Some of these facts may be hard to believe, but they are happening, inside of you, right now.

Human fingers are so sensitive, that if your fingers were the size of Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and a car.

When a pregnant woman suffers organ damage (such as a heart attack), the fetus sends stem cells to the damaged organ to help repair it. And women who have previously been pregnant show neurological protection against certain diseases.discovery.com
With the 60,000 miles of blood vessels inside the average human body, you could circumnavigate Earth two and a half times.articles.mercola.com
The human eye is so sensitive that if the Earth were flat, you could spot a candle flickering at night from up to 30 miles away. livescience.com
Nerve impulses travel to and from the brain at speeds of up to 250 miles per hour, faster than a Formula 1 racecar.sciencemuseum.org.uk
When you blush, the lining of your stomach blushes too.

The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute.spritzinc.com
When in love, the human brain releases the same cocktail of neurotransmitters and hormones that are released by amphetamines. This leads to increased heart rate, loss of appetite and sleep, and intense feelings of excitement. en.wikipedia.org
You can see ultraviolet light, the ability is just filtered out by the eye’s lens. Some people have undergone surgery to remove the lense and can detect ultraviolet light.en.wikipedia.org
An adult is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms. For perspective, there’s a ‘measly’ 300,000,000,000 (300 billion) stars in our galaxy. theguardian.com
Our muscles are actually incredibly more powerful than they appear to be. Human strength is limited to protect our tendons and muscles from harming themselves. This limitation can be removed during an adrenaline rush, during which some people have lifted boulders or even cars off themselves.wikipedia.org

We humans are the best long-distance runners on the planet. Better than any four-legged animal. In fact, thousands of years ago we used to run after our prey until they ran themselves to death. slate.com
A full head of human hair is strong enough to support 12 tonnes.theguardian.com
In 30 minutes, the human body gives off enough heat to bring a gallon of water to the boiltheguardian.com
We have the same amount of hairs on our body as a chimpanzee. Most are useless and so fine that they are invisible.theguardian.com
The atoms that make up your human body today are same atoms that formed during the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.theguardian.com

Human bone is as strong as granite. A block of bone the size of a matchbox could support nine tonnes of weight.listverse.com
If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, BlueGene, can manage only .002% of that.scientificamerican.com
The focusing muscles in your eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you’d need to walk 50 miles. listverse.com

For every pound of fat or muscle gained, your body creates seven miles of new blood vesselsarticles.mercola.com
Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas. nhm.ac.uk