Our bodies are both wondrous and horrifying. The things they can do can be miraculous but other stuff is definitely on the “Don’t Need To Know” list. For instance, it’s pretty cool to learn that the smallest bone in our body is in our ears but do we really need to remember that we make half a quart of spit every day? For me, I’ll pass on the spit part but I’m still pretty impressed with how amazing the human body can be.
While people are flocking to the theaters to see Marvel’s Avengers Endgame flick, you may want to consider the fact that you are a bit of a superhero as well. Human bones are 4 times stronger than concrete and our fingernails grow 4 times as fast as our toenails. Talk about adamantium claws, huh? Our lungs are the only organ in our body that can float on water but our skin, the largest organ in our body, can cover 20 square feet if stretched out. A built in flying squirrel suit?
So, consider yourself a mini-Avenger in the span of Earth’s Creations and, for an icebreaker, remember that when you crack your knuckles, the sound you are hearing is actually nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
We’ve discovered oddities about the human body you probably had no idea could happen. Check out the vid below to learn more!