Fun Facts about the Human Body by Dr. Randy

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Fun Facts about the Human Body by Dr. Randy

I thought I would change it up a little bit and give you some fun facts about the human body I found while researching for this month’s post.  I did not intend for this to be my contribution but I thought these things were interesting and it sparked my interest so much that I spent the next 2 hours searching different facts about the human body.  I hope it does the same for you.  The website that I got this information is cited below.

  • The heart is the strongest muscle in the body.
  • The largest muscle in your body is located in your rear end.
  • The human neck has the same number of vertebrae as a giraffe’s neck.
  • There are 22 bones in the human skull.
  • The human skull is 80% water.
  • The average human head weighs about 8 pounds.
  • Your heart is just a bit bigger than your fist.
  • The heart pumps 36,000 gallons of blood a day.
  • The smallest bone in the body is in your ear.
  • The femur (thigh bone) is the biggest bone in the body.
  • The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
  • The strong contraction of your heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet.
  • The average person loses about 80-100 hairs a day.
  • Your nose makes about a cup of snot each day.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • The air released from a sneeze can exceed 100 mph.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
  • At rest a normal person breathes 10-15 times a minute. A baby takes about 40-50 breaths a minute.
  • Like a fingerprint, every person has a unique tongue print.
  • Every time you step forward, you use fifty-four muscles.
  • The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court.
  • Food stays in your stomach for 2 to 4 hours.


DeLeo, K. (2010). Did you know?  Fun Facts about the Human Body.  Retrieved from:

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