1. If the human eye were a digital camera, it would have a resolution of 576 megapixels.
2. Human Hair is practically indestructible! Aside from fire, hair decays so slowly that it is virtually non-disintegrative. Also hair cannot be destroyed by cold, water or any other change of climate and is resistant to many kinds of acid.
3. Your nose has quite the memory. It can remember 50,000 different smells.
4. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors.
5. The liver has the incredible ability to regenerate its cells. Because of this, you can donate up to 50% of your liver for transplant and it will grow back.
6. The shape of your outer ear may be as identifiable as your fingerprint.
7. Actually the Chorda tympani, a nerve which runs through the middle ear, is important to the sensation of taste. In a 2005 study, almost 60% of patients with unilateral surgical damage to this nerve reported “taste disturbance”, lasting years after the surgery!
8. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, all sucking at the same time, to drain the average human blood.
9. The circumcised foreskin of a baby has the ability to massively expand. A small piece of circumcised foreskin from one baby can grow enough to cover 4 football fields. The lab-grown skin is used to treat burn patients.
10. There is an ecosystem in your belly button. A team of ecologists studied 60 belly buttons and found 2,368 bacterial species. A belly button could hold anywhere between 29 to 107 different species of bacteria. This is about the same consistency of species that a rainforest would contain.
11. Lithopedions: AKA STONE BABIES! When a foetus dies outside of the womb, such as in an ectopic pregnancy, the human body defends itself from the decaying foreign body by calcifying it, eventually turning the foetus to stone over time.
While rare, cases of lithopedion as recently as 2014 (not extracted), from an 84 year old woman who carried her stone baby for 44 years. It is not uncommon for stone babies to go undetected for decades.
The oldest lithopedion known is of 65 years old. Patient was informed that the fetus had died inside her in 1948, but did not remove it earlier for lack of money.
12. Babies are super strong for their bodyweight. Right after delivery, a newborn baby can hang on a chin up bar and support its own weight. It loses this ability within weeks, and will not regain it for years. Also, pound for pound, a baby is stronger than an ox.
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