10 Weird Body Facts You Never Knew You Needed to Know

weird body facts

Have you ever been curious about the inner workings of the human body? There are (probably) more secrets than there are particles of skin lost per person per hour (600,000). I’ve rounded up the top 10 weird body facts you never knew you wanted or needed to know. Keep reading to get the scoop. I especially love fact number 2!

10 Weird Body Facts You Never Knew You Needed to Know

weird body facts

1. You are born with 300 bones, but by the time you die, that count will have dwindled to just 206. This is due to the fact that bones fuse together as we grow, leading to the overall bone count decline. The human feet have one-quarter of all of the bones in the human body (52).

2. Your heartbeat syncs to the rhythm of the music every time you listen to a song.

3. The human “diving reflex” shuts down our bodily functions when we submerge our bodies in water in order to prevent drowning.

4. For each organ that you have two of, you actually only need one to survive. Furthermore, you can lose your stomach, spleen, one kidney, one lung, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, and pretty much every organ from your pelvic and groin area and still be able to live.

5. If you blush, the inside of your stomach does as well.

6. Most people fall asleep at an average of seven minutes.

7. Human noses can remember 50,000 unique scents, and women have better senses of smell than men do overall.

8. Your pinky finger possesses 50% of the strength for your entire hand.

9. Our bodies produce a new stomach lining every three to four days, which is essential because stomach acid is potent enough to dissolve metal.

10. Each person has both a unique tongue print and a unique fingerprint.

Which of these crazy weird facts surprised you the most? Tweet me @lorenridinger.