25 Facts About Your Gross Body
Study as hard as you want, there’s still a ton of junk we don’t know about the human body. Science dudes are constantly discovering new stuff about how these gross flesh machines work. Here are 25 facts you may not know about your gross, gassy, skin vehicle:
In addition to being the way to a man’s heart, the stomach is the most powerful organ in the human body. So powerful in fact, that the acid in your stomach can dissolve metal. We would not endorse swallowing a fistful of nails to test this out though.
Up in Them Guts
We’re sure you’re already aware that you can live without an appendix or your useless tonsils. But did you know that you can also live, albeit super unpleasantly, without your stomach, 75% of your liver, one of your kidneys, a spleen, 80% of your intestines, and your precious, beloved ding dong. Again, DON’T TRY THIS OUT.
The Skinny on Skin
The Epidermis is the outer layer of the two main parts of the skin. It regenerates every 2-4 weeks. BECAUSE WE’RE A GOSH DARN MIRACLE OF NATURE.
In a year we lose about a pound and a half of dead skin, which is better than receiving a pound and a half of dead skin, we guess.
Our bones support our entire weight and make up the foundation of our disgusting meat suits, so you’d figure they must be strong too. We bet you didn’t know they’re so strong that the average person’s bones can support the weight of 16,000 people at once! Word of caution: please do not find yourself in a situation where 16K jabronis are standing on you – your bones may survive but your soft fleshy bits will not.
Color Me Bad
Eyes, crazy skull marbles, and windows to the soul, can change color as a person ages. While relatively common, it still only occurs in roughly 10-15% of Caucasians. PLEASE NOTE: if your eyes drastically change color or start shooting lasers, GO SEE A DOCTOR.
Your lungs don’t occupy a ton of space in your body, given how neatly they sit behind your breastplate. But, filleted and stretched, the surface area of your lungs can cover a kiddie pool. Think about that next time your kids need shade when they’re splashing around in the yard on a hot summer day.
Human hair is tougher than nails. The scalp or skin that houses that hair may be weak and sensitive but hair itself is not. Human hair is strong enough to support up to 12 tons of weight – that’s two elephants or like a bazillion boxes of Thin Mints!
To Do Without
Humans turn into whiny babies if we’re sleepy but turn into complete psychopaths if we’re hungry. The term “hangry”, while incredibly stupid, had to come from somewhere. Despite the human whine factor being higher for hunger, humans can live three weeks without food but only 11 days without sleep. Don’t believe us? Give it a go and see what happens!
For tons of athletes and most craftsmen, the hands are the most important of the body but what most of these peeps don’t realize is how much of that hand strength and stability stems from the lowly, humble pinky. If you were to lose the pinky finger in its entirety, you’d lose about 50% of the strength in your hands and 20% of your ability to wear gloves. Your mitten game would be unaffected.
Some gym bros may believe the strongest muscle in the body is the bicep (BECAUSE THEY ARE STUPID AND BAD AT KNOWLEDGE), while others think it’s the back (AGAIN, STUPID) but the strongest muscle is actually the almighty jaw – chewer of gum, destroyer of meats!