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26 Facts That Will Make You Doubt Your Entire Body

Body, how long have we been living together?

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1. Your mouth produces a bottle's worth of spit every day.

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But it depends on how much you eat. It could be anywhere from half a liter to one and a half liters.

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3. When removed from your body, your stomach and bowels are long enough to be used to climb down from the third floor of a building.

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Provided you're trying to escape from a building with typical ceiling heights, the 30 or so feet of innards should suffice.

4. And if you could somehow stretch out all the veins in your body, they'd be long enough to wrap around the Earth two and a half times.

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With around 62,000 miles of veins, you and your friends could play a very epic game of tug-of-war.

6. This little guy here is a hair follicle mite, and he lives happily in your eyebrows. Actually, there's usually about three of them per follicle, to be precise.

7. An adult human consists of approximately 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms. That's a 7 with 27 zeros after it. The entire population of the world, rounded down, is about 7,000,000,000 (9 zeros) people.

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10. Here's something you've probably never thought about, but a baby has about 100 more bones than an adult.

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Want to know why? During development, several bones fuse together, so the sum total of bones in your body goes down as you get older.

11. If you rub sliced onions or garlic on the soles of your feet, you'll actually experience the taste of them in your mouth around 30 to 60 minutes later.

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Think about that next time you go to the bathroom in your bare feet.

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16. Your finger can feel something that's just 13 nanometers across. To put that in terms you can understand, if your finger were as large as the Earth, you could feel the difference between houses and cars by touch.

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This post was translated from German.

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