- Earwax is necessary: If you want healthy ears, you need some earwax in there.
- Your feet can produce a pint of sweat a day: There are 500,000 (250,000 for each) sweat glands in your feet, and that can mean a great deal of stinky sweat.
- Throughout your life, the amount of saliva you have could fill two swimming pools: Since saliva is a vital part of digestion, it is little surprise that your mouth makes so much of it.
- A full bladder is about the size of a soft ball: When your bladder is full, holding up to 800 cc of fluid, it is large enough to be noticeable.
- You probably pass gas 14 times a day: On average, you will expel flatulence several times as part of digestion.
- A sneeze can exceed 100 mph: When a sneeze leaves your body, it does so at high speeds — so you should avoid suppressing it and causing damage to your body.
- Coughs leave at 60 mph: A cough is much less dangerous, leaving the body at 60 mph. That’s still highway speed, though.
Sunday, 3 July 2011
The things our bodies do are often strange and sometimes gross. Here are some weird facts about the way your body functions.