Teeny-tiny bots could be injected into your bloodstream to cure diseases. Sounds a bit horrifying, but in fact, it’s pretty great. These mini MacGyvers can repair damaged tissues, deliver medicine in a controllable way, and much more. They might be tiny, but they are destined for great things. Many aspects are still in development, but this incredible future can become our reality very shortly. Keep your eyes peeled!And while we wait, you can check out some cool, up-to-date inventions that will benefit your body today.
Okay, yes — it’s possible to rotate your eyes, but you can’t do it without some practice! Our eyes have 4 major muscles that allow them to move up and down and side to side. There’re actually 2 more muscles that we use without knowing, as well. These muscles help you roll or rotate your eyes!We can focus on something rotating, and our eyes will start rotating with it! This helps us have a stable image and keep a clear vision, like an autofocus on a camera. When you move your head side to side and up and down, your eyes will move in the opposite direction!
The durian fruit stinks so bad that it was banned. It is not welcome on airplanes, hotels, or mass transit in some cities in Southeast Asia. People say that it can smell like Limburger cheese, but the taste is like banana-lemon custard. We are still on the fence about whether or not you should try the real durian. But for now, you can check out this fruit in the form of candy, among other quite interesting things that each foodie should try at least once!
Are the letters SSSS on your boarding pass a reason to worry? What is much more dangerous than turbulence? Should you really try to be the first to board the plane? You’re about to figure it out! You might have noticed that most planes have blue seats. There’s no mystery here: airlines opt for this color because it’s considered to have a calming effect. This color supposedly puts passengers at ease and helps even the most nervous flyers relax. But there’s also another, more practical reason. Stains, dirt, and scrapes are less visible on dark blue fabric.
Some people are always ready to embark on a culinary adventure. Prepare your taste buds for a mind-boggling journey through the realm of weird food! From peculiar delicacies to outrageous creations, the world of gastronomy has a surprising array of unconventional culinary wonders.
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.
You can use peanut butter to make diamonds. Before you run to the supermarket to get all the peanut butter you’ll find there, here’s something you need to figure out first — how to recreate the conditions of the lower mantle of our planet. You’ll need to support such conditions for weeks just to create a tiny piece of diamond. Just so you know, the temperature should be 1,832˚F. Here’s something that will make you question everything you know: strawberries aren’t actual berries, but bananas are! Cucumbers, bananas, and kiwis are all classified as berries, while blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are not.
Soda bottles are always filled in such a way that there’s some space between the liquid level and the cap. That’s because these drinks contain carbon dioxide. This gas can expand if the bottle gets heated. If there’s no air gap in the bottle, it’ll break because of the pressure building inside. Also, when you open your drink, the gasses go out in the form of bubbles. And the drink is likely to overflow. The gap helps with this problem too. (Except if you shake it up first, then open it. No, I’ve never done that.)
The human body is probably one of the most complex organisms on Earth. For example, our tongue has approximately 8,000 taste buds, each containing up to 100 cells to help you taste your food. Apart from its complexity, each body can be called unique because of the different DNA it is made up of. To illustrate this, we have collected pictures of people with special physical features.
Every mom wonders what their baby is feeling when they kick, roll, and punch inside the belly. And as it turns out, it’s way more complex than we thought. There are reasons for everything your baby is going through before they are even born. And scientists have given us some insight into what’s really going on and why they cry.
There’s an extra set of DNA that gives some people eyes that are different colors — a condition called heterochromia. It’s very rare, but also harmless. Generally, eye color describes the ring of muscle around your pupil called the iris. It allows light to enter your eye. And the color of the iris depends on the pigment melanin. The more melanin you have, the darker your eye color is. The majority of people have the same amount of melanin in both eyes which is why they match — unless you have a genetic mutation like heterochromia.
Many people can only dream about kissing super attractive and charming stars, but it’s not always rainbows and butterflies to those who actually get to. Some actors have faced tense situations with their co-stars, such as filming romantic kissing scenes or experiencing embarrassing moments like falling, and it’s only normal. Kissing is intimate and sometimes even awkward, especially since so many people are watching you do it. And if you happened to eat garlic before a big on-screen smooch, it can be incredibly embarrassing.
Despite the advances science has made, there are still new parts of the body we are discovering, such as saliva-producing organs that were only recently looked into. There are numerous features of the human body that are only found in a small number of people, proving that our bodies are truly unique.
If you think that you know yourself 100%, just wait. You likely don’t even know what senses your body actually has. You also may not have expected to learn that we are relatives with bananas. Just take your time and enjoy reading some curious information about your body.
Everything our body does is jaw-dropping. Let’s take eating for instance. The way we taste the food using our different taste buds. Followed by how the brain differentiates between various tastes and flavors. And how we efficiently chew our food and swallow it until our brain signals that we’re satiated. There are also many complicated things going on inside our bodies that only a few people get to experience.
The food we like may be linked to our taste buds, as some people have more taste buds and some have fewer. Supertasters are people who have an abundance of taste buds. This category has intense loves and dislikes for foods. Subtasters, on the other hand, have a low number of taste buds and are unexcited about most meals. The people in the between are called average tasters. While you’re deciding which type you are, here’s a list of some of the most strange dietary habits and preferences of famous celebrities that might make your head spin.
The Human body is unique in many ways. It is a complex system that performs millions of chemical reactions every second while maintaining its environment. For starters, our stomach acid is roughly equivalent to battery acid, which can dissolve steel. This point is one of the many facts about us that are so strange, unique, and mind-boggling that they might leave us scratching our heads or wondering if we’re reading right.
Everyone has something about themselves that makes them special. Yet, deep down, we have many similarities that connect us together as a species. Humans are 99% identical at the genetic level due to our common ancestors and genome composition. Therefore, the 1% difference can lead to fantastic variation in appearance, ranging from having a flexible thumb to being ambidextrous.
Every woman is a Wonder Woman if you know enough about the female body. Well, not all ladies have superhuman strength or durability like Diana but they have some tricks up in their sleeve that will astonish even science nerds.Bright Side has compiled some fascinating facts about the female body that are going to make you believe every woman is a superhero in a sense.
Every person has their very own DNA, and that plays a huge part in how they taste their food and what they like and dislike. For example, some people adore the smell and taste of blue cheese, while others can’t stand it. Also, it is important how used to a certain food someone is. The bottom line is that many people have their own unique taste buds and will request food to cater to that.
Most of the differences between men and women are more than obvious and are known by pretty much everyone. You don’t need us to tell you that women have more fat than men because they need it. But when it comes to the lesser-known facts, you can count on us to get our facts straight and to let you in on it.
Some people have really long legs, and others were born with bright red hair. If you don’t have either of these features, do not despair. You likely have some other unique features you don’t yet know about.
Although traveling by plane is one of the fastest ways to get to another country, it may not always be comfortable for you and your body. And there are certain reasons behind it. So whether you are enjoying sky-high views out of the window or listening to the music playlist you prepared for the flight, during your trip through the air, your hearing may weaken or you may experience a sudden toothache.
With so many new fitness routines and supplements to make our muscles bulkier, along with outrageous diet trends, we sometimes feel the need to go back to basics. India, the birthplace of so many holistic movements, is the perfect example to follow. Their approach is more traditional and takes into account the characteristics of each individual to find a balance between body and mind.
One very famous myth that has been debunked is that humans use only 10% of their brains’. While that may be pretty well known by now, there are other myths that many people still believe to this day. For example, our moms and dads used to tell us to wait for 30 minutes after eating before going swimming. However, this is a misconception that we’ll also explore later on.
Babies that are fresh out of their mothers’ wombs can bewilder us with strange things, such as producing poop in many different colors, including yellow and green. And believe it or not, their very first poop doesn’t even stink. It’s only after you start feeding them that they start having gut bacteria that gives the excrement this familiar stench. This is only one of the many astonishing things about newborn babies.
Today more and more people are deciding to go vegan. Not only can this change your body, but it can also have a positive impact on the planet. People who follow a vegan diet can experience some things differently from meat-eaters and vegetarians, from the health of their joints and bones to how well they sleep at night.
If you have a cat at home, you’ve likely been lucky enough to get a small lick as a “thank you” for something you did. But this is rare, since usually, it’s dogs who exhibit this type of behavior, and we’re used to their moist and soft “kisses.” On the other hand, your kitty’s kisses normally feel rough, almost as if its tongue was made of sandpaper. Well, as it turns out, a cat’s tongue hides a special secret that makes it very special, explaining its coarseness.
As it turns out, the cheeks and throat both have taste buds. But when we burn our tongues, the additional taste buds are of no use and we have to taste food in a different way. This pain leaves us no other choice but to feverishly look for immediate soothing remedies. Luckily, there are some solutions that can bring you instant relief without emptying your pockets.
If there’s something we all have in common, it’s a strong opinion about pineapples on pizza. All ingredients on Hawaiian pizza actually do work well together, giving us the satisfaction of tasting sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. The thing is, we perceive tongue sensations very differently due to multiple factors, hence the great divide between pineapple-on-pizza haters and lovers.
A newborn baby seems like a helpless nubbin who requires constant help from adults. This is true, but only partially. In fact, babies are much stronger than we think: they are able to manipulate their mother with the help of chemical impulses, they sleep with their eyes open, and they are not afraid of heights.
Think about the thoughts you have before you fall asleep — especially when you need to fall asleep very quickly. At moments like these, your brain starts wondering about different things that you never think about on a regular day like, how much does a cloud weigh? Can a person sense smells while they sleep? How much energy does a human body produce? Luckily for you, we found the answers to all of these questions!
Each profession has its own secrets that shouldn’t be shared with anyone “outside the circle.“ Aviation has always been surrounded by mysteries, and this fact makes it even more interesting to learn the ”insides" of this sphere. Bright Side has collected confessions of crew members from different airlines and wants to share them with you before you start your next trip.
We tend to think that we know our own bodies perfectly. We know how they work and what kinds of changes and processes are occurring in them every second of the day. But in fact, the human body is one seriously complex and mysterious mechanism that sometimes confuses even the most qualified specialists — doctors and scientists.