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12 Facts That Prove Humans Are Truly Unique

You — yes, you — are pretty incredible. Visit DKMS to find out more about how you could save a life!

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1. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents...

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2. ...and everyone you meet has a unique smell.

Except for identical twins. At least they've still got their own DNA!
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Except for identical twins. At least they've still got their own DNA!

3. Humans are the only primates that "tearfully sob."

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But monkeys and apes cry by letting out vocal distress. 🐵📣

4. A single human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia!

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5. People have unique tongue prints just like their fingerprints.

6. You get a new stomach lining each week.

The cells that line your stomach can only last up to five days.
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The cells that line your stomach can only last up to five days.

7. The human eye can tell the difference between 10 million colors.

8. In a lifetime, the average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva.

That's enough to fill up two swimming pools.
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That's enough to fill up two swimming pools.

9. When you're awake, your brain has enough energy to power a small light bulb.

10. A baby can have up to 26 billion cells.

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But that's nothing compared to the average of 50 trillion you have as an adult!

11. Adults are made up of about 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms.

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That's a lot of zeroes.

12. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph.

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These speedy sneezes can send up to 100,000 germs flying into the air too, so remember to cover your mouth!

Just a swab of your cheeks and — BOOM! – you could be a hero! Your unique DNA could make you a bone marrow match for a patient with blood cancer.

You're also #uniquebecause you have the power to save a life. No training. No expertise. All you need to be is you. Visit DKMS to learn more.