10 interesting facts about your body

Here is a list of 10 interesting body facts you may not know: 

1. Each of us has around 2,000 taste buds.

2. The chemical compound in the body which causes feelings of ecstasy (phenylethylamine) is also contained in chocolate.

3. The human heart pumps blood at such pressure that it would be able to raise blood up to the fourth floor of a building.

4. A person burns more calories when they are asleep than when they watch TV.

5. The human eye can distinguish 10 million different colours.

6. Children grow faster in the spring.

7. Every year more than 2 million left-handed people die because of mistakes they make when using machines designed for right-handed people.

8. One percent of people can see infra-red light and 1 per cent can see ultra violet radiation.

9. A person uses 17 muscles when they smile, and 43 when they frown.

10. By the age of 60 most people lose half of their taste buds.


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Holly Konig

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