Here are some surprising and unknown facts about the human body that will blow your mind:

Human Brain
Human BrainWikipedia
  • The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute.
  • Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
  • Except for twins, everyone has a unique smell of their own.
  • During the first six weeks of life, there is no difference between male and female embryo.
  • When you blush, the lining of your stomach blushes too.
  • The hardest bone in your body is the jaw bone.
  • The strongest muscle in your body is the tongue.
Human Tongue
Human TongueCreative Commons/צביה
  • Similar to fingerprints, each person has a unique tongue print.
  • During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
  • Women's heart beats faster than men's.
  • Men get hiccups more often than women.
  • A person can die of lack of sleep rather than starvation, which takes a few weeks.
  • The higher is your IQ, the more you tend to dream.
  • After eating too much, your hearing will become less sharp.
Human Teeth
Human TeethCreative Commons/Sérgio Savarese
  • Enamel, found on your teeth, is the hardest substance in the human body.
  • If you remove the minerals from a bone by soaking it overnight in a six percent solution of hydrochloric acid, it will become so soft; you could tie it in a knot.
  • We share 98.4 percent of DNA with a chimp and 70 percent with a slug.
  • More germs transferred while shaking hands than kissing.
  • You are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.
  • Everyone gets a new stomach lining in every three to four days, if not, then the strong acids which your stomach uses to digest food can digest your stomach as well.