1. Due to cartilage compression in your spine, you will be a whole 1 centimeter shorter when you go to sleep at night than when you woke up.
2. Your red blood cells do an entire circuit of your body every 60 seconds.
Sorry Usain Bolt, but you are no match for my red blood cells!
4. Most babies are actually blue-eyed at birth, and their lifelong eye color happens as a result of exposure to UV rays.
So I guess “she totally has your blue eyes!” Loses some significance, huh?
5. Most residents of the Western Hemisphere will consume somewhere around 50 tons of food and 50,000 liters of liquid in their lifetime.
8. You will shed somewhere around 40 lbs. of skin over the course of your life.
Or maybe like half of that after a long day at the beach with no sunscreen…
9. About 20% of your oxygen as well as your calorie intake go directly toward fueling your brain!
Better keep eating and breathing!
10. There are 1 million filters in every kidney, and they clean about 1.3 liters of blood each minute and push out around 1.5 liters of urine every day.
13. Your stomach creates cells faster than it destroys them– that is why your stomach doesn't end up destroying itself
14. You produce about a pint of sweat daily, and it all comes from your half-a-million sweat glands
Better bring a towel with you to the gym!
15. When we gather information and garner insight about our current surroundings, we get 90% of this information from our eyesight. Pretty visual creatures, we humans!
18. Pound for pound your bones are a whole four times stronger than concrete
Which makes all human beings certifiably badass
22. Men produce enough sperm on a daily basis to repopulate the earth in six months.
Keep up the good work, gentlemen!
23. The heat your body is capable of producing in half an hour could boil a gallon of water
The heat of the moment shone in your eyes… and on the stove burner!
24. If you stretched out all of the capillaries in your lungs tip to tip they would reach just about the distance from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
You wouldn’t get any frequent flier miles, though.