10 Most Interesting Did-You-Know Facts about Your Body.

By Virginia Mwangi / October 30, 2018




The body is intriguing in so many ways and until you find yourself marveling at how it operates, you are likely to never appreciate it. Love your body and teach your mind to respect it

Well, below are a number of intrigues to help you take care of that body and appreciate it.

  • Did you know: You burn more calories eating celery than it contains, the more you eat the thinner you become.

Foods such as celery contain fewer calories than it takes the body to digest them, hence negative calorie foods. “Negative calorie foods can help your body burn fat and lose weight.

  • Did you know: All the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes

Just like any other part of your body, your eyes yearn to rest and have a way of doing so without really interrupting your daytime schedule. A normal human being blinks enough time to last 30 minutes of their eyes closed.

  • Did you know: Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.

Stress is attributed to many diseases and there is a saying that laughter is the best medicine. Laughter is literally the best medicine as it is likely to burn off your calories given that laughing 100 times is equal to 15 minutes on a stationary bike. There are other ways of burning calories without having to really sweat it, for example, a 1-minute kiss burns 26 calories.

  • Did you know: Your foot has 26 bones

A quarter of the bones that compose your body are in your feet and they are 26 to be exact!

  • Did you know: The average human brain contains around 78% water

60 percent of the human adult body is composed of water. The brain and heart are composed of 73 percent water while the lungs are estimated to contain 83 percent of water. The skin contains 64 percent water while muscles and kidneys are 79 percent. Even the bones are watery! They contain 31 percent of water according to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry. Water is life, literally.

  • Did you know: Your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body

The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body, so are all areas inside your mouth. They heal faster than any other part of the body despite the tongue being one of the most vascular organs in the human body.

  • Did you know: You share your birthday with 9 million other people

Thousands of people die and are born every single day, so the number is constantly changing. The world’s current population is estimated to be 7.6 billion dividing that number by the number of potential birthdays, 365, gives a reasonable estimate as to the number of people born on the same day as you. 9 million are however the people born on that day and month but not necessarily the year.

  • Did you know: You burn more calories sleeping than watching Television

You can burn more calories while sleeping than by watching TV. It has been proven that an average person burns 77 calories in an hours sleep though it is mostly dependent on one’s Basal Metabolic Rate.

Other effortless ways of burning calories include kissing, laughing, drinking a lot of water and chewing gum.

  • Did you know: An average person will spend 25 years asleep

If the average night’s sleep is eight hours that is one-third of a day, one sleeps for one-third of one’s life. If you live for 75 years then you sleep for 25 years which is equal to 9,125 days.

  • Did you know: Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with the left hand only

The longest word that can be typed with the left hand using conventional hand placement on a QWERTY keyboard is Stewardesses.





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