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11 Reasons Your Stomach Is A Bad-Ass Machine

It's a beast. Push it to the limit! Feed your beast with the help of JUST EAT.ca.

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1. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.

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Take our word for it. Don't go swallowing any razor blades, genius.

2. Every three days, your body creates a new stomach lining.

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Fresh lining means it can handle any spicy junk or belly flops you throw its way. Have at!

3. Oh, and if it didn't produce a new layer of mucus every couple of weeks, your stomach would digest itself.

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Ruthless!

4. What's even going on in that big ol' flesh sack, anyway? Oh, just a gnarly soup of bacteria-killing protease enzymes and hydrochloric acid.

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The pH in your stomach hovers around 1.2 at all times. That's acidic, man.

5. Were you aware that your food bucket can hold up to something like four liters of stuff?

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That's a lot of guacamole.

6. Scientists have recently discovered that there are more nerve cells in your "gut brain" than there are in your spine. And the flow of neural traffic is heavier in the direction of the brain.

What does this mean? It means that your gut has a brain, and that gut brain is the boss of your skull brain.
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What does this mean? It means that your gut has a brain, and that gut brain is the boss of your skull brain.

7. Still skeptical? Don't think your stomach has what it takes? Well - Natasha Veruschka swallowed a sword that was 22.83" long.

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This isn't her. But you get the idea.

8. A woman in India once consumed 51 Bhut Jolokia peppers in only two minutes. They are up at about 1,000,000 on the Scoville scale.

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To put that in perspective, jalapeños contain roughly 3,000 Scovilles.

9. There's a condition called Pica, where one craves the consumption of metal. As a result, a man named Michel Lotito once ate an entire airplane.

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Like, the whole entire thing. The whole airplane. He ate it. Are you having a hard time with this? I'm having a hard time with this.

10. In 2012, Takeru Kobayashi ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

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11. Are you sufficiently convinced? Good. But listen - your stomach has a sensitive side, too. When you're embarrassed, and you blush - your stomach lining also turns red.

Now that you know the facts, it's time to start training for the JUST EAT Campus Chompionship!!

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Compete alongside Kobayashi, and maybe your stomach will achieve ultimate glory!