Our skin is our largest organ. It protects us from the outside world and helps regulate our body temperature. Our skin also helps us to stay hydrated—it’s made up of water, oil, and other nutrients that keep our bodies healthy. But there’s more to our skin than meets the eye. Did you know that our skin is constantly renewing itself? Every 28 days or so, our skin cells go through a natural process of regeneration, shedding dead cells and growing new ones. This process helps to keep our skin looking young and healthy. And it’s not just our skin that’s constantly renewing itself—our bones, muscles, and other tissues are also in a state of constant regeneration. So the next time you look in the mirror, remember that you’re looking at a living, breathing organism—a complex system of interdependent parts that are all working together to keep you alive and well.

This earthly vessel of ours is strange. With so many parts simultaneously doing their own thing, there's a lot going on in us and on us all the time. Here are 15 interesting facts about our skin-wrapped wet skeletons.

TASTE NEEDS SMELL GRAGKED.COM Since our sense of smell is about 10,000 times more sensitive than our sense of taste, around 80% of what we think is taste is actually smell. Flavor is a combination of taste and smell perception.

Source: sciencelearn

TONGUE PRINTS AT THE SCENE CRACKED.COM As well as unique fingerprints, the tongue is unique to every person with respect to its shape and surface textures. Recently, the tongue print is gaining momentum as a tool in biometric authentication.

Source: ncbi

BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS IT GRACKED COM 1 blink is 100 milliseconds, and we blink roughly every 6 seconds, so that's 1/60th of our awake time. If we get 8 hours of sleep per night, then we're awake 2/3rds of hopefully an 80 year lifetime, and at that rate, we're blinking for 0.9 years of our lives.

Source: answerstoall

Sign up for the Cracked Newsletter

Get the best of Cracked sent directly to your inbox!

Tags

Forgot Password?