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An alien species in an old Star Trek episode referred to Captain Kirk and his party as “ugly bags of water.”

That was actually a pretty apt description. Here are a few other fun facts that explain why we are at the top of the food chain.

Fun Facts About Our Bodies

  • Our noses are pretty special. We can remember 50,000 different scents. Mom’s meatloaf comes to mind. (Source)
  • We lose about 105 pounds of human skin by the age of 70 or about 600,000 skin particles every hour. (Source)
  • We are made up of atoms. To be precise about 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) Those who experienced pharmaceuticals in the 60s might be short a few. (Source)
  • We are born with 270 individual bones. Some fuse together leaving adults with 206 separate bones. (Source)
  • Over 60,000 miles of capillaries carry our 5 liters of blood around our bodies.
  • Inquiring minds want to know how much spit humans produce in their lives? Enough to fill two swimming pools or about 25,000 quarts of saliva. Swim at your own risk no lifeguard on duty. (Source)
  • If you ever need a 3-inch long nail there is enough iron in your body to make one. (Source)
  • In the stuff I really didn’t want to know about — tiny mites are living in your eyelashes as you read this. (Source)
  • The masseter (jaw muscle) is the strongest muscle in the human body. Just what I needed to know in an election year. (Source)
  • Sweat all you want it has no odor. It’s that nasty bacteria on your skin that produces that nasty smell. (Source)
  • If you have a lot of back hair or hair all over you body you might have a higher intellect than those who are more hair free. (Source)
  • Listen UP! Your ears never stop growing. (Source)
  • You have a tongue print that is just as distinctive as your fingerprints. No comment on Hillary or the Donald. (Source)
  • Right now your brain is producing enough electricity to light a small light bulb. Not so much on Monday probably more on Friday. (Source)
  • Ounce for ounce your human bones are stronger than steel. (Source)

Some Final Thoughts

So jump out of bed tomorrow and enjoy the day. Your body will take you wherever you want to go. Do anything you’re capable of doing.

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