14 Questions About Human Bodies, Answered

The human body is gross but extremely useful in day-to-day life. We strongly recommend acquiring one if you plan to be alive for any amount of time. Since you have one, you might as well get to know it. Here are 14 questions you probably never thought to ask about it, already answered for your convenience. 

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What is earwax made of? Earwax is sweat, skin, hair, and debris held together by a fluid made by glands in your ear canal.

Source: Michigan Medicene

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Why do we get sunburns? A sunburn occurs when the body tells skin cells to commit suicide rather than turning into skin cancer. CRACKED COM

Source: Independent

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Do we lose most body heat through our heads? Nope. We don't lose any more heat from our heads than anywhere else. This myth comes from a faulty study in the 1950s. CRACKED COM

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How well can the human eye see? Human vision has a resolution of 576 megapixels. Compare that to an iPhone 11's camera with 12 megapixels.

Source: Discovery

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Do our fingernails grow after we die? No, but the skin around nails shrinks as the skin dehydrates, giving the illusion of growth. CRACKED COM

Source: BBC

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How much skin do we shed? Humans shed around 77 pounds of skin over the course of their lives. CRACKED COM

Source: Science Focus

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How much saliva do we produce a day? The average human produces between 0.5 to 1.5 liters a day.

Source: NCBI

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How many different colors can we see? Humans can see an average of one million colors. CRACKED COM

Source: BBC

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What's the fattiest organ? The brain is 60% fat. Being brainy makes you look fat, and that's a good thing. CRACKED COM

Source: National Library of Medicene

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How many taste buds do we have? An adult has between 2,000 to 8, ,000 taste buds. CRACKED COM

Source: Australian Academy of Science

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How strong is human hair? The strength to weight ratio of hair is comparable to that of steel.

Source: UC San Diego

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How many different smells can humans detect? A human nose can smell roughly a trillion scrents.

Source: Science Magazine

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How much data can the brain hold? The brain can store around 2.5 million gigabytes of memories. CRACKED COM

Source: Scientific American

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Are we human or are we bacteria? In your body, microorganisms outnumber human cells 10 to 1. CRACKED COM

Source: NIH