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1. You’re about one inch taller when you get up in the morning then when you got to bed the night before : that’s due the decompression of you intervertebral discs during nighttime. During daytime those natural dampers will shrink again so you will become smaller again.
2. Your eye can see a burning candle over a distance of 40 kilometres (about 24 miles): the least you can say about your eyes is that they’re usually in a minty condition. They’re very sensitive, especially to light.
3. You’re half a banana: no, we don’t want to insult you but your DNA is equal to that of a banana for about 50 %. It would be better if we would tell you that your almost a chimpanzee (no, that’s not an insult either) because their DNA is for about 95 % equal to that of a human being.
4. You change skin completely every 30 days: every 30 days your skin cells are completely renewed. Every hour your body shakes off about 40.000 skin cells. Yummy ! 😉
5. Your blood travels to the moon every 20 days: the distance your blood travels through your body in 1 day is about 19.300 kilometres (which is almost 12,000 miles) So in 20 days, your blood (methaporically speaking) travels to the moon.
6. Your brain works harder during nighttime than during daytime: when you physically turn off the brain (e.g. when you go to bed and sleep) your brain turns back on in full speed. Why that’s the case, scientists don’t really know yet but it is a fact.
7. Your body can cook 2 litres of water every half hour: the energy your body produces every half hour to keep you going is the energy equivalent necessary to boil 2 litres of water.
8. As your eyes, your nose is one of the most complex organs of your body: at average, it can distinguish 50.000 different odours.
9. Your fingertips are so sensitive that if they would have the size of planet earth, they still would be able to feel the difference between a house and a car: we don’t know who has come to this conclusion but apparently some scientists did the math on that. Sweet !
10. Your body mainly consists of bacteria and fungi: 90 percent of the cells in your body have a non-human nature such as bacteria and fungi. (Eeeeew, that’s so gross but… it’s a fact)