10 Fascinating Facts About the Human Body

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1.  The cornea of the eye is the only part of the body that has no blood supply. It obtains oxygen directly from the air.

2.  The human brain has a memory capability, which is the equivalent of over four terabytes on a hard drive.

3.  A newborn baby can breathe and swallow at the same time only for up to seven months.

4.  Your skull is comprised of 29 different bones.

5.  Nerve impulses directed from the brain travel at a speed of 274 km/h.

6.  One human brain produces more electrical impulses in one day than every telephone globally combined.

7.  The average human body contains enough sulphur to kill all the fleas on the average dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make seven bars of soap and enough water to fill wa 50-litre barrel.

8.  The human heart pumps 182 million liters of blood during the average lifetime.

9.  50,000 cells in your body died and were replaced by new ones while you were reading this sentence.

10.          The human embryo acquires fingerprints within three months of conception.