Human Body Facts

  • In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year.

  • Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.

  • Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.

  • Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day.

  • Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

  • The world record for the number of body piercing on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.

  • The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.

  • The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.

  • The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.

  • The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.

  • The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.

  • It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.

  • An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.

  • The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.

  • 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.

  • A human's small intestine is 6 meters long.

  • There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. You don't see all of them because most are too fine and light to be noticed.

  • Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

  • Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion.

  • By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year.

  • The human body is 75% water.


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