Most people are sure that humans only have 5 senses. But that’s not entirely true. Taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing aren’t the only ones we have. Scientists claim that people have between 9 and 20 senses in total. These include: thermoception — the sense of warmth; equilibrioception — the sense of balance. There’s also the sense of time — although not everyone seems to have that last one. We used to think there were just eight different blood types. But in reality, there are over 30 known blood group systems. Here on the Bright Side, our favorite blood group is B Positive. Get it?
In 10 years from now, you’ll be a completely different person! Well, at least your skeleton will be. To reach its adult size, your skeleton went through a process called modeling, which means the development of growth and formation. Turns out it regenerates completely once every 10 years or so! This entire process ensures you always have healthy bone cells, that can support you and provide calcium to your body.
Okay check this out: each human foot contains 72,000 nerve endings and 26 bones that help us to stand upright and walk. It also has 250,000 sweat glands that can produce up to half a pint of sweat every day!
The distance between your outstretched arms is your height. You renew your skeleton every 10 years. [time to renew!] You lose around 100 hairs every day, and that’s totally normal. Humans are the only creatures who sleep on their backs for a long time. Koalas, like humans, have their own unique fingerprints. In a lifetime, the average person will walk the equivalent of 3 times around the world. A person can have from 250 to over 1,000 hairs in each eyebrow. Your eyebrows also have a lifespan: about 4 months for all the hairs to fall out and be replaced by new [!] ones. Thanks goodness. Your eyes are the only organ that doesn’t grow with age.
I have a collection of questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to; let’s go! First, an observation — cookies and baguettes are basically kinds of bread. So, my question is — why, when left outside for the night, a cookie gets soft, and a baguette becomes hard? It doesn’t make any sense.
Try not to wear the same pajamas for several nights in a row. Otherwise, bacteria and the skin cells your body sheds will collect in your clothing. And then, even if you regularly wash and change your bedding, it won’t stay clean and fresh for long. Your pajamas will transfer all that yucky stuff to your bedsheets.Plus, people often sweat while sleeping. Their sleepwear absorbs all that sweat. And this creates a perfect playground for bacteria. They adore dark, moist places. And nothing will make them happier than producing bad smells and disturbing your sleep!
When you finally get in bed at the end of the long day, you probably curl up under the blanket and settle into your favorite sleeping position without giving it much thought. But it turns out, some positions might be better than others, and if you’re used to sleeping on your right side you might want to change your habits. Although sleeping on the right side may be healthy for your heart, it has many drawbacks that outweigh its benefits.
Pregnancy can wreak havoc inside a woman’s body — from body aches and physical stress to emotional roller coasters. But partners, family, and friends can support the mom-to-be by giving her a soothing massage. And according to research, prenatal massage can do more than help pregnant women relax. When done right, it can bring other health benefits too.
Did you know that your blood vessels can circle the globe more than twice? The human body is a miracle indeed. Each of us has unique traits baked in our DNA, which makes us all special in our way. But there are some people who possess some physical attributes that render everybody speechless. For instance, we all have met someone who can do a jaw-dropping stretch or who has extraordinary rare genetics.
Swollen, lumpy veins can occur in almost anyone, and while they aren’t usually dangerous, having them is pretty unpleasant. Though they can’t always be prevented, there are some actions we may do on a daily basis that can cause our veins to bulge.
The internet gave birth to an enormous amount of beauty gurus who advertise, advise, and sometimes even invent various tricks to take care of themselves. However, the abundance and affordability of information require increased critical thinking because not all of these so-called advisors are experts in the beauty sphere. Perhaps you have already been inspired by someone’s example and do vacuum cupping or cleanse your face with ultrasound brushes. In this article, we are going to talk about the disadvantages of these methods.
Kissing someone you love doesn’t just make you and your partner feel good and strengthen your bond. Turns out, it has a lot of health benefits. For example, you might not feel in the mood to kiss your loved one when you have a headache, but that’s exactly what can help you get rid of it!
During the 17th century, drinking coffee was punishable by death. Back then, it was believed that it had mind-altering effects. Luckily, now we can drink as much coffee as we want, and the variety of compounds it contains has been proven to benefit our health. But there have still been many discussions about how much coffee is safe to drink over the course of a day.
Caffeine is known to benefit the skin, and it’s an essential ingredient in many skincare products. But a cup of coffee can provide important trace elements internally, and they can affect your looks in many surprising ways. Most of us have thought of giving up coffee at some point in our lives. But it turns out that your skin probably won’t thank you for cutting out coffee completely.
While the recommended amount of sleep for adults is around 7 hours per night, research shows that more than a third of Americans are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. However, there’s some promising evidence that an eye mask can really help with this problem.
Have you ever noticed that you feel the urge to pee more when the temperature decreases? Well, it turns out that it’s something quite normal that happens to everyone and the explanation for it is rather physiological.
Humans have a sense that helps them predict when they will be in danger. However, not all situations can be predicted, especially with things we do every day that we believe are harmless, like being on our phone all the time, for example.
It is recommended that you get a complete physical check-up every 3 years. But you can try some quick tests at home for your peace of mind between the check-ups. These will only take about 30 seconds and give you a slight idea of whether everything is okay with your body.
If you often suffer from headaches, you certainly know how awful their symptoms are — along with pain, you might also experience dizziness, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and even vision problems. To prevent this condition, you should regularly train your muscles and blood vessels. A great way to do this is to perform moderate exercises for at least 10 minutes every day.
Numbness in hands is an extremely unpleasant symptom that can frighten anyone. In some cases, like medication side effects, there is nothing to worry about. These conditions can be treated quite easily and do not lead to dangerous complications. But there are also serious diseases that cause hand numbness and require immediate or continuous treatment.
The human body is unique. It’s a very complicated mechanism which still has a lot of secrets scientists have been researching for centuries. But why don’t we try to figure out what the capabilities of our body are, and how far they can stretch?
If you constantly feel tired, your eyes are twitching and you have muscle spasms, most likely there is a lack of magnesium in your body. A magnesium deficiency can cause health problems because too many processes in the body depend on it. That’s why you should stay alert and be able to spot a deficiency in time.
Our heart is one of the most important organs, but, surprisingly, we take care of it the least, loading it every day with stress and unhealthy diets. And that’s too bad because fatty food increases cholesterol levels, which leads to vascular plaques that prevent the heart from working correctly. Bright Side brings you 15 products that will clean your blood vessels, improve your overall well-being, and decrease the risk of heart attacks in the future. As a bonus, we added a recipe for a special drink for healthy blood vessels.
Most of us think that these symptoms are the result of hard work. But they can also be caused by low levels of magnesium and vitamin K in your body. Bright Side is about to give you all the fast facts you need to know about these important microelements, so just keep reading.
It’s not often that delicious is also healthy, and almonds are one of such rarities. They contain lots of vitamins and other elements we need to be beautiful and healthy. Today Bright Side would like to tell you of 7 positive changes that occur if you eat these nuts every day.
The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. It receives oxygen directly from the air.The human brain has a memory capacity which is the equivalent of more than four terabytes on a hard drive.A newborn child can breathe and swallow at the same time for up to seven months.Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.Nerve impulses sent from the brain move at a speed of 274 km/h.A single human brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all the telephones of the world combined.The average human body contains enough sulphur to kill all the fleas on the average dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make seven bars of soap and enough water to fill a 50-litre barrel.The human heart pumps 182 million litres of blood during the average lifetime.50,000 cells in your body died and were replaced by new ones while you were reading this sentence.The human embryo acquires fingerprints within three months of conception.Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.A man named Charles Osborne hiccupped for a total of 68 years.Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.About two thirds of people tilt their head to the right when kissing.The average person forgets 90% of their dreams.The total length of all the blood vessels in the human body is about 100,000 km.On average, a person’s respiration rate is one third higher in spring than in autumn.By the end of a person’s life, they can recall, on average, around 150 trillion pieces of information.We lose 80% of our body heat from the head.When you blush, your stomach also turns red.A feeling of thirst occurs when water loss is equal to 1% of your body weight. The loss of more than 5% can cause fainting, and more than 10% causes death from dehydration.At least 700 enzymes are active in the human body.Human beings are the only living things which sleep on their backs.The average four-year-old child asks 450 questions a day.Not only human beings, but also koalas have unique finger prints.Only 1% of the bacteria can result in the human body becoming ill.Everyone alive on Earth could comfortably be placed into a cube with sides 1000 meters long.The scientific name for the belly button is the umbilicus.Teeth are the only part of the human body which cannot heal themselves.On average, a person needs seven minutes to fall asleep.Right-handed people chew most of their food on the right side of their mouth, whereas left-handed people do so on the left.Only 7% of people are left-handed.The fragrance of apples and bananas can help a person to lose weight.If allowed to grow for their whole lifetime, the length of someone’s hair would be about 725 kilometres.Out of all the people who can move their ears, only one third of them are able to move just one ear.During their lifetime, a person will on average accidentally swallow eight small spiders.The total weight of the bacteria in the human body is 2 kg.99% of the calcium contained in the human body is in one’s teeth.Human lips are hundreds of times more sensitive than the tips of a person’s fingers.A kiss increases a person’s pulse to 100 beats per minute or more.The total strength of masticatory muscles on one side of your jaw is equal to 195 kilograms.A person passes on 278 different types of bacteria to another person when they kiss them. Fortunately, 95% of them are not harmful.Parthenophobia is a fear of virgins.If you collected all the iron contained in the human body, you would get just a small cog, big enough only for use in your watch.There are more than 100 different viruses which cause a cold.If someone kisses another person for a certain amount of time, this is much more effective in terms of hygiene than using chewing gum, as it normalises the level of acidity in your oral cavities.You can lose 150 calories per hour if you hit your head against the wall.Human beings are the only animals which can draw straight lines.Human skin is completely replaced about 1,000 times during a person’s lifetime.A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day is doing the equivalent of drinking half a cup of tar a year.Women blink about two times less often than men.The structure of the human body contains only four minerals: apatite, aragonite, calcite, and crystobalite.A passionate kiss causes the same chemical reactions in the brain that skydiving and firing a gun do.Men are officially classified as dwarves if their height is below 1.3 m, whereas for women the measure is 1.2 m.Fingernails grow about four times faster than your toenails.People with blue eyes are more sensitive to pain than others.Nerve impulses in the human body move at about 90 m/s.100,000 chemical reactions occur in the human brain every second.Everyone has dimples on their lower back, but on some people they are more pronounced than on others. They appear where the pelvis joins with the sacrum, so their appearance makes sense.If one identical twins lacks a certain tooth, the other twin will not have that tooth either.The surface area of the human lungs is approximately equal to the area of a tennis court.During a person’s lifetime, they spend about 2 weeks kissing.The facial hair of a blonde-haired man grows faster than that of a man with dark hair.Leukocytes in the human body live for two to four days, and erythrocytes for three to four months.The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.The human heart is approximately equal in size to that of a person’s fist. An adult’s heart weights 220-260 grams.At birth, there are 14 billion cells in the human brain. This number does not increase throughout a person’s lifetime. After 25 years, the number of cells falls by 100,000 every day. About 70 cells die in the minute it takes you to read a page in a book. After 40 years, the decline of the brain accelerates sharply, and after 50 years neurons (that is, nerve cells) shrink and the brain gets smaller.At birth, a child’s body is made up of around 300 bones. But an adult has just 206.During a person’s lifetime, the small intestine is about 2.5 meters. After they die, the muscles in the walls of their intestine relax, and it’s length increases to 6 meters.Your right lung can take in more air than your left.An adult person performs around 23,000 inhalations and exhalations a day.The smallest cells in a man’s body are sperm cells.There are about 40,000 bacteria in the human mouth.Each of us has around 2,000 taste buds.The human eye can distinguish 10 million different colours.The chemical compound in the body which causes feelings of ecstasy (phenylethylamine) is also contained in chocolate.The human heart pumps blood at such pressure that it would be able to raise blood up to the fourth floor of a building.A person burns more calories when they are asleep than when they watch TV.Children grow faster in the spring.Every year more than 2 million left-handed people die because of mistakes they make when using machines designed for right-handed people.It turns out that one man in every three hundred is capable of satisfying themselves orally.A person uses 17 muscles when they smile, and 43 when they frown.By the age of 60 most people lose half of their taste buds.The rate at which a person’s hair grows doubles during an airplane flight.One percent of people can see infra-red light and 1% can see ultra violet radiation.If you were locked in a completely sealed room, you would not die due to a lack of air, but from carbon dioxide poisoning.Statistically, only one person out of two billion reaches the age of 116 years old.On average, a person says 4,800 words in 24 hours.The retinas inside the eye cover about 650 square mm and contain 137 million light-sensitive cells: 130 million are for black and white vision and 7 million are for helping you see in colour.Our eyes remain the same size as they were at birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.In the morning, a person is about 8 millimetres taller than in the evening.The muscles which help your eyes to focus complete around 100,000 movements a day. In order to make your leg muscles do the same amount of movements, you would need to walk 80 kilometres.A cough amounts to an explosive charge of air which moves at speeds up to 60 miles per hour.According to German researchers, the risk of having heart attack is higher on Monday than on any other day of the week.Bones are about 5 times stronger than steel.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.Ingrown toenails are hereditary.A person would die quicker from a total lack of sleep than from hunger. Death would occur after ten days without sleep, whereas from hunger it would take several weeks.The average life expectancy is 2,475,576,000 seconds. During this time we pronounce, on average, around 123,205,750 words.
An old saying claims that the eyes are the windows of the soul. No one knows where this phrase came from, but nevertheless today we know for sure that eyes can tell a lot about us and show our health condition. We at Bright Side decided to share these observations with you.