Has it ever occurred to you that there are so many unexplored facts about our body that we do not know? Have you ever thought how unique our species is? Have you ever wondered why do you feel a certain feeling? I guess not. A human body is among the most incredible things on our planet. There are so many things that are yet to be discovered about humans. We know only a small portion of what our bodies can really do. We are probably the most amazing and lucky species.
Here are some facts that you certainly did not know about your body :
1. Butterflies in the stomach
We have all felt butterflies in our stomach after meeting someone. However, what we do not know is the fact that when a person blushes, the lining of his/her stomach blushes, too. Strange, right?
It is said that when a person blushes, blood rushes to his/her cheeks and stomach. Hence, the lining turns red, too.
2. Unique Identification PrintImage source: http://humantouchofchemistry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/tongueprint.png
Different fingerprints are so old school, it’s the age of different tongue-prints. Yes, you read it right. We all know that every person on this Earth has a different set of fingerprints. Similarly, every person has a different tongue print also.
Now, we just have to wait for the technology that would require us to lick a candy/ice-cream to unlock something. Wouldn’t that be cool?
3. Dream worldImage source: http://viralstuffblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Scientists-say-that-the-higher-your-I.Q.-the-more-you-dream.jpg
Are you a dreamer? If yes, then there is a good news for you. Frequent dreams are associated with high IQ. If you dream daily then you, my friend, have a great I.Q.
Also, people who snore don’t dream while they’re snoring. Our dreams hold a different world altogether which depends on how intelligent we are. Fascinating!
4. Body odor
Body odor is one of the worst smells on the Earth. However, it is not the sweat that produces the smell. Sweat is odorless.
It is the bacteria on our skin that produce the odor when they come in contact with sweat.
Also, every one (except twins) has a unique smell.
Jokes about bananas are very popular. However, what is not popular is the fact that humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas. It may sound absurd but that doesn’t make it any less true.
Don’t believe me? Look it up yourself.
Also, the next time you see a banana, say something to it after all, it is half-human.
6. “I can feel your heartbeat”Image source: http://www.iwantcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Music-Is-My-Heartbeat.jpg
Most people’s favorite part of their body is their heart. We can feel our heart beating faster after a long run or meeting someone.
What’s interesting about heartbeats is that they change. You may have noticed that your heart beats a little faster when you listen to the music you love. It happens because our heart beat tries to mimic the music that we’re listening to.
So, you’re not wrong when you tell a person that you can feel their heartbeat.
7. Sleeping less
Don’t we all hate it when we have to wake up early? It is said that we need 7-8 hours of sleep.
People who sleep for less than 7 hours have a shorter life expectancy.
Do you want to die early? Of course, not. Start sleeping for at least 7 hours every night then.
8. Human heart
We’ve all been taught since childhood that a human heart is on the left side.
How would you react is someone told you that it’s not?
The fact is that it’s neither on the right nor on the left. It is in the middle of our chest.
We feel it on the left because the left part of the heart (which pumps blood) is stronger.
Also, to accommodate the heart, our left lung is smaller than the right one.
9. Littlefinger*Image source: http://hand-illustration.com/material/244.jpg
Whenever we accidentally hit our little / pinky finger on something, the pain lingers for a long time.
Without our little finger, we would lose almost half of our hand’s strength.
“The little things always matter the most.”
Now, we can all relate to this.
*Pun intended (GoT fans would understand).