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22 Facts About The Human Body You'll Never Be Able To Forget

Your body is a wonderland. A horrifying, beautiful wonderland.

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18. Humans — like all mammals — have a "diving reflex" which instinctively shuts down certain parts of the body to conserve energy when submerged in cold water.

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Other mammals use it for hunting or diving, but we use it to survive in near-drowning scenarios.

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