Another 13 Facts on Our Body

1. How do you get finger prints?

A person’s fingerprints are formed when they are a tiny developing baby in their mother’s womb. Pressure on the fingers from the baby touching, and their surroundings create what are called “friction ridges”, the faint lines you see on your fingers and toes.

2. How many genes does a human being have?

Before the completion of the human genome project, many scientists were expecting to find 100,000 or more genes in our genome. This was based on the assumption that because we are one of the most complex creatures on Earth, we should have lots of genes. However, it turned out we only have around 24,000 genes.

3. Why do you get the hiccups?

When the air rushing in hits your voice box, your vocal cords close suddenly and you’re left with a big hiccup. Some things that irritate the diaphragm are eating too quickly or too much, an irritation in the stomach or the throat, or feeling nervous or excited. Almost all cases of the hiccups last only a few minutes.

4. What is largest cell in human body?

The largest cell in the human body is the female egg, also known as ovum; it’s 1000 micrometres in diameter. The smallest cell in terms of volume is the sperm cell—it’s little more than a nucleus propelled by mitochondria and a flagellum.

Male Sperm is the smallest cell in the human body.

5. How many bits of information does the brain process?

The brain processes 400 Billion bits of information a second. BUT we are ONLY aware of 2,000 of those?” – Dr. Joseph Dispenza, D.C. The average “clock speed” of neurons in the brain is a mere 200 firings per second.

6. How do some people wake up before alarm alerted?

According to a study some people can wake up at the right time just by anticipating it. This happens as a result of that their bodies start producing stress hormones one hour before waking.

7. What causes the noise when you crack a joint?

Your joints can make a variety of sounds: popping, cracking, grinding, and snapping. The joints that “crack” are the knuckles, knees, ankles, back, and neck. There are different reasons why these joints “sound off”. Escaping gases: Scientists explain that synovial fluid present in your joints acts as a lubricant.

8. Do your eyes ever grow?

The eyeball is the only organism which does not grow from birth. It is fully grown when you are born. When you look at a baby’s face, so see mostly iris and little white. As the baby grows, you get to see more and more of the eyeball.

9. What happens in cancer?

You have 200 different types of cell in your body, which usually all live, grow and multiply in harmony. For example, you always have just the right number of liver cells and white blood cells because there are many different signals that control how much and how often your cells divide. If any of these signals are faulty or missing, a cell may start to grow and multiply too much – the beginning of cancer. This can happen in almost any type of cell, anywhere in your body.

10. What Are Taste Buds?

Those tiny hairs send messages to the brain about how something tastes, so you know if it’s sweet, sour, bitter, or salty. The average person has about 10,000 taste buds and they’re replaced every 2 weeks or so. But as a person ages, some of those taste cells don’t get replaced.

11. Does everyone have a different tongue print?

Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print. The heart may be the hardest working muscle in the human body, but the tongue, which is made up of groups of muscles, is pretty tough as well. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print.

12. Why is the left lung smaller than the right lung?

The left lung is slightly smaller than the right lung because 2/3 of the heart is located on the left side of the body. The left lung contains the cardiac notch, an indentation in the lung that surrounds the apex of the heart. Each lung consists of several distinct lobes.

13. How much time, new born baby takes to produce first tear?

Your new baby cannot cry. Your baby can scream and holler for what he/she wants or needs, but your baby cannot technically cry. Tears can’t actually be created or released until about three weeks. However, sometimes it can take up to 4 or 5 months for a baby to produce their first tears – and remember, whether 3 weeks or 5 months, this is all normal.

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