1. The fastest healing part of the human body is the Tongue. The part of the human body that heals the fastest is the Tongue because of its exceedingly rich blood supply. And that is why the smallest injuries to the tongue to bleed so profusely. Think about biting your tongue. It hurts really badly for a few seconds, right? But the injury is healed within just a few hours.
2. Do you know what the largest organ of your body is? The largest organ of the human body is its skin! Yes, Skin is considered as an organ of the human body. Weighing about 8 pounds (3.6 Kg) and covering an area of approximately 22 sq. feet, the skin is considered to be the largest organ of the human body. 3. Did you know that your body contains Gold? Yes, an average human body, weighing 70kg contains about 0.2 mg of pure Gold! If this gold were refined and molded into a solid cube the measurement of each side of the cube would be 0.22 millimeters. Gold plays a key role in the transmission of electrical signals throughout the body. 4. Do you know that the average person spends about 26 years sleeping?
A good night’s sleep is vital for every human being to stay alive and deprivation from sleep for about 10 consecutive days can cause a person to die! An average person sleeps for about 8 hours in a day meaning that the average person will spend 229,961 hours or roughly 26 years of his/her lifetime just by sleeping! 5. Did you know that you cannot tickle yourself? Before you start trying it out you should know that studies suggest that when you try to tickle yourself the Cerebellum predicts the sensation and cancels the response to the sensation caused due to tickling. Whereas, when others tickle you the Cerebellum can’t predict the other person’s movements and hence the surprise causes a good tickle. 6. Did you know that the human eye blinks over 8,900,200 times a year? Blinking is a semi-autonomic function of the body that we do mostly to lubricate the eyeballs and protect them from dust. An average person blinks about 8,935,200 times a year. All the blinking equates to having the eyes closed for about 8 days in a year! 7. Did you know that it requires more energy for the human body to laugh than to cry?
It takes a total of 43 facial muscles for a human being in order to cry whereas, only 17 facial muscles are required to laugh. So you should definitely consider laughing more often than crying just for the sake of energy conservation! 8. Do you know where does the word ‘Testify’ comes from? Urban myths suggest that the word ‘testify’ comes from the word ‘testis’ which is the Latin word for testicles. The concept is based on the fact that once in ancient Rome men were required to swear on their testicles to prove their truthfulness! 9. Did you know that you burn more calories sleeping than staying awake? Most of us assume that our bodies burn more calories if we spend more time remaining awake rather than sleeping. But that’s not correct. In fact, the metabolic rate of the body decreases with less sleep, which means the less you sleep, the slower your body burns calories to preserve energy. 10. Did you know that the longest time a person has been in a coma is 37 years?
Elaine Esposito, a 6-year-old girl went to the hospital for an appendectomy on August 6th, 1941. She never woke up after she was anesthetized. She went into a coma and remained comatose for 37 years and 111 days before finally succumbing in 1978.