Marvels of Your Body: Some Cool FactsPosted: March 21, 2012
Here are some facts about the human body, written by Dr. Mike Hills:
You have about 5 million hairs on your body.
Red blood corpuscles are created by bone marrow at the rate about 1.2 million per seccond.
The average brain contains about 10,000 million neurons.
Your brain triggers hundreds of millions of impulses, more connections than all the world’s telephone systems put together.
Your body contains 13,000 million nerve cells.
During your life span your lungs will open and close an estimate of 70 million times.
Your heart beats more than 2,000 million times during your life span and would pump 500 million liters of blood. In every day terms, this means that your heart pumps enough blood to fill an average car’s petrol tank every 7 minutes which is 205 cars per day… stunning!
Your lungs contain a total of 300 million capillaries – these are tiny blood vessels that would stretch 2,400 km if it is laid end to end.
When you sneeze, the compressed air in your lungs blows out mucus and particles at a speed of 160 km/h.
One of your kidneys contains one million individual filters.
The focusing muscle of your eye moves about 100,000 times a day.
You have 650 muscles.
Human bone is 4 times stronger than concrete, and human bone, the size of a match box, can support 9 tones.
Because your skin is constantly flaking away, it is completely replaced by new tissue every 50 days.
You eat 50 tons of food and drink 50,000 liters of fluid during your life.
What an awesome masterpiece, thanks to the Big Bang and evolution. Or God’s genius. Choose.