Our bodies are our temples, and whatever we do, what we put inside it and what we send out of it, all contribute to the well-being of it. But how much do we really know and understand about our bodies? Here are a few fun facts about them that are not well known.
1. The woman’s heart beat is faster than a man’s. The reason for it is that a woman’s heart is smaller than a man’s, and in order to make up for its size, it beats faster.
2. The average person forgets 90% of their dreams. The long stories that we remember are just 10% of what we have actually seen. Which means that the actual dreams we must be seeing must be more colorful than what we remember.
3. The side you chew on depends on what side handed you are. Right handed people chew on their right side while left-handed people chew mostly on their left side.
4. An interesting one, the fragrance of apples and bananas can help a person lose weight. While this is not 100% proven, there has been a tiny amount of weight loss by sniffing on the fruits, though there is a chance it could be due to other reasons as well, however its always a fun thing to try out.
5. Human skin is completely replaced at least a 1000 times during one person’s lifetime. Every 27 days, your skin supplants itself fully.
6. Researchers have found out that people with blue or green eyes are better at handling pain than others. Other telltale signs of pain resistance can be correlated by hair color as well.
7. If you continuously bang your head against a wall, you have the capacity to lose 150 calories per hour. A new outlook to the saying “No Pain No Gain”
8. Here’s a reason to go to bed early. A person burns more calories while sleeping than while watching TV. When the body goes into a deep sleep, it emits all toxins from the body, thus reducing the weight it carried.
9. Lack of sleep can kill you faster than hunger. A person could die within 10 days from lack of sleep, whereas he can hold on for around 20 plus days without food. Another reason to go to bed early and get your 8 hours of beauty sleep.
10. If you don’t cut off a woman’s hair from birth, it has capabilities to grow longer than 700 km. That must be how the fairy tale – Rapunzel came into being.
There are so many things we still don’t know about our bodies, such as how does the ammonia fluid in the womb re-generate itself during pregnancy? Scientists keep discovering new things daily. It’s an interesting outlook on us as individuals, and it never hurts to know more at any point in time. The more we know, the more we become aware of what a piece of treasure our bodies are, and understand how important it is to safeguard it.