We will continue to learn about our body till eternity. As the day breaks, new facts are being discovered about the workings of our body.
Below are new amazing things you probably don’t know about your body:
1. Your body position affects your memory
Researchers have found that sitting and looking downward will make it easier to recall negative memories while sitting upright and looking upward makes it easier to recall positive, empowering memories.
2. You have more than 5 senses
While we have sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing, humans also have “proprioception” (sense of space) and “nociception” (sense of pain).
There’s also “equilibrioception” (sense of balance), “thermoception” (sense of temperature in and around the body), “temporal perception” (sense of time), and more, depending on who you ask.
3. Your intestine is four times as long as you
A small intestine is about 18 to 23 feet long, meaning if you uncoiled it, it would stretch to almost four times the length of your own body.
4. Humans are the only animals that weep
While many animals produce tears as lubricants for their eyes, humans are the only ones who cry as an emotional response.
Dr. Thomas Dixon, director of the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London, suggested that tears serve a social purpose for humans and that, “Even for those who think they really are just weeping for nobody apart from themselves, it’s still a sort of performance."
5. You have a unique tongue prints
Just as your fingerprint is uniquely you, so too is your tongue print.
Biometric scans can be done to compare the individual shape (long or short, wide or narrow) and texture (ridges, wrinkles, and marks), with specific details tracked and mapped by a “tongue image-acquiring device.”
6. You can’t tickle yourself
The reason for this is due to your cerebellum — the area in the back of your brain that monitors movement — which predicts the sensation you will feel when you attempt to tickle yourself, countering the response that the tickle would otherwise elicit in other parts of your brain.
7. You lose almost One-third of your bones as you age
You are born with about 300 bones, but as you grow, some of these fuse together as cartilage ossifies, eventually giving you 206 bones by the time your growing has stopped and you have reached young adulthood.
8. Your feet contain a quarter of your bones
Human feet contain 52 bones — 26 for each foot. That’s nearly one-fourth of all the bones in your whole body. Each also contains 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
9. You hair knows when you sleep
Your hairs can track your sleeping patterns. Researchers have found that our cell-rich hair follicles contain RNA from “clock genes” that express each person’s sleep-wake cycle. If you get up late or go to bed early, your hair will show it.