The most fascinating curiosities about the human body

  To be in connection with ourselves is to understand the signals that our body sends us, which speaks to us through pain, illness, and of course, health in general. How we feel physically is a sign of how we find ourselves psychologically most of the time. In the rhythm of our daily life this […]
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To be in connection with ourselves is to understand the signals that our body sends us, which speaks to us through pain, illness, and of course, health in general. How we feel physically is a sign of how we find ourselves psychologically most of the time.

In the rhythm of our daily life this connection gradually weakens and we stop understanding why things happen to us, without knowing how to regain balance. Little by little we lose the ability to interpret ourselves. Therefore, when pain and illness appear on the scene, it is important to know what they are telling us to discover the way back to health and well-being.

Illness, a path to stay healthy

Understanding illness and pain means being able to interpret them and give them a sense to understand the origin of that imbalance and recover the connection with ourselves.

Illness is the means by which our body speaks to us and tells us that something is not working well, requesting that something has to change. In fact, it forces us to change the rhythm of our lives and prevents us from continuing at the same pace we had until that moment, imposing a change towards health.

How does our body talk to us?

In order to understand what our body is telling us we need to know our bodies better. These are some facts many people do not know about our bodies.

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  • Although in recent years there have been great discoveries that have allowed us to better understand that perfect machine that is the human body, there are still many secrets that our body hides. Our body is a structure as complex as fascinating that throughout history has been the object of study for different branches of science.
  • However, despite the fact that every day of our life we ​​relate to our organism, we are still far from knowing everything about it. Not only that, but almost everyone is unaware of most of the mysteries that science has managed to reveal about our body and its functioning.
  • We are so accustomed to living with our body on a daily basis that we rarely stop to think about everything that happens in our body. However, scientists do not cease to be fascinated by their secrets. We tell you some of the most surprising curiosities and curiosities. You may know some of them, but surely many others will surprise you.
  • The thumb of any hand measures the same as the nose of the same body.
  • Some people faint after urinating due to a condition known as vasovagal syncope. It occurs because urination stimulates the vagus nerve, which can cause a drop in blood pressure and, as a result, a fading.
  • It is impossible to swallow and breathe at the same time
  • Five minutes is the time that the kidneys take to filter all the blood from the body.
  • A healthy body produces around three grams of IgA antibodies every day.
  • In just 30 minutes the human body produces enough heat to boil 4 liters of water.
  • A blood cell takes 60 seconds to travel the entire human body.
  • The small intestine, measuring just over 3 meters while the person is alive. When dying it expands and can reach 7 or even 8 meters in length.
  • Despite the eye color of the blood, we see superficial veins of bluish color due to an optical effect produced by the skin.
  • The right lung is slightly larger than the left because of the space occupied by the heart.
  • For every new kilogram of fat or muscle, the body creates 10 kilometers of new blood vessels.
  • The human body produces 25 million new cells per second.
  • The largest cells that the human body has are the ovules, while the smallest are the sperm cells.
  • Within the human navel there are thousands of bacteria that form an ecosystem equivalent to the size of the Amazon.
  • Human bones are just as strong as granite. A piece of bone the size of a matchbox can support up to 9 tons of weight.
  • The electrical impulses that the human brain emits are greater in a day than those that emit all the telephones of the planet together that same day.
  • The atoms that make up our body are more than 13,700 million years old since they are the same ones that were formed during the Big Bang.
  • When a person blushes, their stomach mucous also blushes.
  • Human DNA is identical to the DNA of a banana in 50%
  • The body of men makes 10 million sperm daily. With that amount, it would take six months to repopulate the planet.
  • If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38,000 trillion operations per second.
  • The human body has the same amount of hair as chimpanzees. But the vast majority of those hairs are useless and almost invisible.
  • Along with the traditional five senses of hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste, the human being also has 15 other senses, including balance, temperature, pain, time, and also the internal sensations of suffocation, thirst and satiety.
  • The human body can withstand 7 days without food but only 2 without water.
  • Of the 206 bones of an adult human, 52 are found in the feet.
  • Women blink twice as much as men
  • The stomach acids in our stomach are capable of disintegrating a metal blade.
  • The tongue is composed of 16 individual muscles.
  • Nobody is capable of committing suicide by holding their breath on their own
  • The dust that we see against the light due to the glare that enters through the windows, is 90% composed of our dead cells.
  • Every time we lift a foot we use 200 different muscles.


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