15 Incredible Facts About The Human Body That Will Surprise You

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11Men can produce milk too

Believe it or not but some men can lactate just like women. This is often caused due to a hormonal issue. There have been many reports throughout medical history of men who could lactate just like women. It was in 1995 when an article was published by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one-time physiologist Jared Diamond titled “Father’s Milk” that the issue gained widespread attention.

Men can produce milk too

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12Facial hair grows the fastest

The hair that grows on your face grows faster than any other hair on your entire body. This is why men have to constantly shave every day if they want to have a clean shaved look. If they don’t shave for a week they will have their beards growing back in no time. But, thanks to the significance of beards in our society today, that is not a bad thing.

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Facial hair grows the fastest

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13The number of atoms in the human body

Have you ever wondered how many atoms make up the human body? An average human body which is 70kg in weight is said to have 7*1027 atoms. That is, 7 followed by 27 zeros: 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Out of that 4.7*1027 are hydrogen atoms, which have one proton and one electron each. 1.8*1027are oxygen atoms and 7.0*1026 carbon atoms.

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The number of atoms in the human body

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14Women outlive men

Did you know that the female immune system is strong than the male counterpart? They can cope with internal and external threats better than a man can. Even their cells age slower than the male counterpart. If you needed another reason to stop saying men are stronger than women here it is.

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Women outlive men

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15Why do we yawn?

Of all the things scientists know about the human body they still haven’t figured out why humans yawn. Many have claimed it helps reduce body temperature with no substantial proof. Others say it only occurs when there is a lack of oxygen. Some say it is when we’re sleepy or bored. No one knows for sure. You might be yawning while reading this but you have no idea why.

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Why do we yawn?

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