22 Facts About The Human Body You'll Never Be Able To Forget
Your body is a wonderland. A horrifying, beautiful wonderland.
There are mites living in your eyelashes.
Speaking of rare disorders, people with Exploding Head Syndrome will hear a loud bang in their heads, like a bomb exploding, right as they're falling asleep.
And heartbreak is more than a metaphor: Broken Heart Syndrome mimics a heart attack and is spurred by stressful or tragic situations.
You also lose about half of your taste buds by age 60.
Humans are bioluminescent — AKA, we glow — but the light is too weak to be seen by the human eye.
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.
Tears that are shed for different reasons — like, from sadness, or happiness, or an onion — actually have different compositions.
Pregnant women's brains shrink during pregnancy and take six months post-delivery to get back to its previous size.
And the human embryo's first development is the anus.
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