As far as machines go, the human body beats any manmade machine hollow. It’s capable of such amazing feats, all in a day’s work, that would leave you dumbstruck. Considering all that’s happening inside your body in a single day, the wonder is not how things go wrong and we fall ill sometimes, but how they’re going right most of the time.
There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels compacted inside your body. If you laid them flat end to end, they could circumnavigate the earth two and a half times.
Your heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood in a day. Though it’s no bigger than your fist, this miraculous organ beats a 100,000 times in 24 hours.
Forget Formula 1 racing cars. The nerve impulses to and from your brain travel at speeds up to 250 mph.
90% of all information we collect is through our eyes. The focus muscles in the eye move around 100,000 times every day. To give a similar workout to your legs, you’d have to walk 50 miles.
The human liver has the ability to grow back. If any part of the liver is removed during surgery due to injury or disease, the organ will regain its normal size again.
You get a new stomach lining every three to four days. If this was not so, the strong acids used to digest your food would erode your stomach too.
Did you know that human tongue prints are as unique as thumb prints. Maybe at some time in the future, you may have to stick out your tongue at airports to go through a tongue -scan identification!