Ah, the everyday. It’s a never-ending cycle of mundane tasks and routines that can sometimes seem like a prison. But little do we know that even in the most ordinary of situations, our bodies are quietly working away, shutting down parts of themselves to conserve energy and protect us from harm. 

From the nasal cycle that takes turns in which nostril we breathe through, to the ABCC11 gene that stops our armpits from smelling bad, our bodies are constantly adapting and adjusting to the world around us. In this list, we’ll explore 12 everyday situations that shut down parts of our body, so we can get a better understanding of how our bodies work and why they do what they do. 

So sit back, relax, and get ready to explore the hidden secrets of the everyday. Who knows, you might just learn something new about yourself and the fascinating way your mortal coil functions.

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