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19 Deeply Disturbing Facts About Your Body That Get More Worrying The More You Think About Them

You'll never be able to hear the phrase "brain worms" again after this.

1. It's possible – not common, but possible – to grow teeth in your ovaries.

2. Some people lactate through the skin of their armpit after giving birth.

3. Period cramps are essentially your womb suffocating itself, and honestly? I'm disgusted, but not surprised.

4. Because your brain has no pain receptors, brain surgery is sometimes performed while the patient is awake (and often even talking).

5. When you feel your heart in your mouth on a rollercoaster, it's not just your imagination – your organs actually are moving around.

6. There is probably more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people in your country.

7. In fact, you yourself are more bacteria than you are human – at least if we're talking about cells here.

8. You produce enough saliva in your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

9. When your cheeks blush, so does the lining of your stomach.

10. A large percentage of the dust around your home is made up of old skin flakes, and when you consider that you lose about 50 million cells a day, that's not all that surprising.

11. Hate to have to tell you this, but there are probably mites living in your eyelashes right now.

12. You transfer more germs by shaking hands than you do by kissing, because yes, hands are that gross.

13. The anus is the first part of your body to develop in the womb.

14. The fitter you are, the sooner you might start sweating during exercise, so don't feel bad if you're drenched after a workout.

15. Stress can make you produce more earwax than usual, and worry-induced wax smells worse than the stress-free kind.

16. Ever heard the phrase "brain worms"? Yeah, turns out actual brain worms really do exist (don't mind me, just exiting the planet).

17. The average person breaks wind about fourteen times a day. Fourteen. Times.

18. Your nose and throat are always coated with a layer of mucus...

19. ...so it kind of makes sense that most of us swallow about 1.5 pints of the slimy stuff every day.