9 Lesser known facts about the Human Body
Unique Fingerprint: Every individual has a unique fingerprint, even identical twins, due to variations in the womb's environment.
Constant Blinking: On average, humans blink 15-20 times per minute, which amounts to about 1,200 times an hour.
Gut Microbes: The human body has more microbial cells than human cells, mainly residing in the gut.
Saliva Production: Over a lifetime, a person produces enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
Skin Renewal: Skin completely renews itself every 28 days, shedding around 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells per minute.
Heartbeats: The heart can continue to beat even when removed from the body due to its self-contained electrical system.
Noises in Joints: The popping sound in your joints is caused by the release of gas bubbles, not bones cracking.
Hearing Continues: After death, the sense of hearing is the last to go, and the first to develop in utero.
Taste Map Myth: The notion of different taste buds for different regions of the tongue is a myth; taste receptors are evenly distributed.