Contrary to depictions in science fiction, the human body can briefly survive in outer space unprotected, and that the human skin doubles in size, more resembling a body builder than a balloon.
A man who gave away his fortune to charity also donated a kidney to a stranger, noting that the chances of dying as a result of the procedure were about 1 in 4,000 and “to withhold a kidney from someone who would otherwise die means valuing one’s own life at 4,000 times that of a stranger”.
If every muscle in your body could pull in one direction, you could lift nearly 25 tons.
Almost all Asians have a birth mark called Mongolian spot (blue butt).
Your brain burns 20% of your daily calories, despite only being 2% of your body mass.
If you inhale a pea, it can sprout and grow in your lungs.
When someone tickles you, the laughter is a panic response. That’s why you can’t tickle yourself, as your body never senses any real danger.
Chest hair grows in mathematical patterns.
The chills you get when listening to music are caused by the release of dopamine in your body.
The brain has no pain receptors. Sometimes brain surgery is conducted with the patient awake so that doctors can talk to him or her to make sure the brain isn’t damaged by the operation.