15 Things You Didn`t Know About The Your Body [Pic

Submitted by: scarlett206 7 years ago Funny

The holidays are over--time to use the brain again. Maybe you"ll learn something.
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Female 326
A softball? I would have thought a bit larger than that.
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Female 250
"knew them all ( my bf has all the uncle john bathroom readers) lol"

Those Bathroom Readers are awesome!

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Female 864
knew them all ( my bf has all the uncle john bathroom readers) lol
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Male 976
Ah, Nurcowski...well played, sir!
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Male 264
i don`t think noses are capable of remembering anything...
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Female 58
wow....is it nerdy that I already knew alll of these? and more?
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Male 388
>The Your Body
What the hell?
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Female 131
i already knew 3 of those :) yay!
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Male 59
Here`s one more. Every time you learn something new you get a new wrinkle in your brain.
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Female 355
"I feel cheated. I only read 9 things I didn`t already know. But then again, some of those things don`t seem quite right. Like the finger nail growth one. I know that my nails grow faster than that."
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I bet that number isn`t the exact same for everyone. You just happen to have a more rapid growth rate compared to others. Lucky you, my nails don`t grow back very fast.
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Male 2,868
"the cells in your body are replaced all the time, by ten years you would have replaced your dead cells with new ones. so yeah, new body."
Again, except for most of your neurons. They are way too intricately connected to be replaced- especially those in the cerebral cortex. Most of the neurons you have when you die are the same cells you had the day you`re born, though new research is finding that new neurons are created from stem-cells in the brain, though they aren`t being used to simply replace dead cells like in the lining of your small intestine. But, like I said before, the "irreplaceable" neurons are most likely made up of almost entirely new atoms- particularly in their membranes, as your cells are constantly making repairs to their external and internal structures as they undergo wear and tear. The DNA in your neuron cell bodies may be composed of the same atoms as when you were born, I`m not sure.
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Male 454
I agree. I am now slighty smarter. Woo hoo!
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Female 14
Very informative even though I knew some of them already :)
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Male 2,514
I feel cheated. I only read 9 things I didn`t already know. But then again, some of those things don`t seem quite right. Like the finger nail growth one. I know that my nails grow faster than that.
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Male 1,596
the cells in your body are replaced all the time, by ten years you would have replaced your dead cells with new ones. so yeah, new body.
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Male 172
I already knew the ear thing. so it`s 14*
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Male 2,868

"No, Brain cells, Nerve cells, and other tissues in our bodies do not regenerate.

This is why stem cell research is very important, It has the potential to make the paralyzed walk again, The blind see again, etc..."

First of all, it`s pretty much your neurons that don`t regenerate (though there are some neural stem-cells located in your brain that divide and create new neurons). But most of the tissues in your body do regenerate. The cells in your digestive tract are constantly being sloughed off and replaced. Your skin as well, though more slowly. Cells are constantly dividing throughout most of your body.

While many of your neurons don`t undergo mitosis, they can repair their membranes and organelles, so the actual atoms they are made up of may not be the same atoms they were made of when you were born.

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Male 2,868
The fingernail thing depends on the nail. My pinky-nail only took about 3 months to grow back after I lost it.
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Male 24
actually they recently found that you do regenerate some nerve and brain cells, i think theres even a link to that info on this site somewhere
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Male 17,512
"Isn`t it also true that you get an entire new body after 7 years?"

No, Brain cells, Nerve cells, and other tissues in our bodies do not regenerate.

This is why stem cell research is very important, It has the potential to make the paralyzed walk again, The blind see again, etc...

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Female 4,376
interesting
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Male 73
the nose doesn`t remember, the brain does... fake
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Male 999
light bulb one is kewl
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Female 877
sweet. but we use the metric system so i don`t understand poo from this feet, inch, lbs, etc.
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Male 774
Isn`t it also true that you get an entire new body after 7 years?
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Male 601
I knew most of these, but I think the blood squirting 30 feet is a myth. It may be able to squirt a foot or two, but 30 feet would require pressure that even an artery would burst from.
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Female 141
Wow.
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Male 280
Funny thing, I actually dint know about the brain energy. until today when I read this article, It contains the same infobit. Now, reading that information twice on the same day. What are the odds?Dailymail article
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Male 313
the heart squirting blood 30 ft part made me laugh for some reason
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Female 134
That was so cool.
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Male 422
The thigh bones of the elderly are made of chalk...
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Female 4,028
Things I didn`t know? Lies!
This makes me miss Operation, by the way.
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Female 241
The titles lies I knew about a third of these things.
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Female 635
I already knew the fingernail thing. How? Seven months ago I hit my hand against the banister and got this white spot at the base of my fingernail. I checked it every few days and watched it move closer and closer to the tip and then just dissapear. It was pretty damn interesting, to me.
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Female 855
Lionhart- so you watched "A Christmas Story" again?
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Female 59
@ukfra:
wow. just wow.

@Lionhart2:
this is true and a beloved pastime for many.

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Male 1,403
i liked it a lot, even though i knew some of the stuff
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Male 10,440
I knew about half of this stuff. Don`t be fooled.
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Male 8,302
@TouchCookie

The tongue is an evolutionary tool for hanging on to icy metal poles.

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Female 158
THUNDER THIGHS!
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Male 47
@ToughCookie

The tongue is already used for identification of people with special needs when they lick windows

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Male 7,378
The nose doesn`t remember anything.
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Male 1,584
I knew all of those except for the last 3 on the right
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Female 986
@ ToughCookie

I`d fear that. What happens if someone burns their tongue? Plus, that wouldn`t really be sanitary.....

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Male 101
"The heart produces enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet."

You can actually see this in japanese samurai movies when someone gets sliced or beheaded. :)

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Female 5,222
yay facts!
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Female 59
tongue printing will be the future of identification.
i called it
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Male 1,929
"The energy used by the brain is enough to power a 25 watt bulb."

soooo 25 watts then?

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Male 5
I didn`t know noses could remember things.
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Male 603
I call shenigans a bunch of made up facts that sound like they could be true
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Male 5,190
I are learning.
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Male 25,416
Dont believe all this 2 many variable factors to obtain statistics like this!
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Male 3,619
knew most of it. atleast the actually intresting parts.
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Male 272
lies!
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Female 15,763
Ugh. Sweaty feet. I hate feet.

And toes. Toes are for freaks.

>_>

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Female 1,677
Lighter tone? hahhaha. I think it would be more a thickness issue, like we`re covered in peach fuzz, and they`re covered in crazy thick hair/fur. Lighter tone pffthaha, good one.
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Male 1,351
Pretty cool, though the thing about the chimps...maybe ours is just a lighter tone? Not sure how that works out.
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Female 9,402
Yea! I learned something today. :)
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Female 3,828
very interesting.
/me likes
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Female 7
Link: 15 Things You Didn`t Know About The Your Body [Pic [Rate Link] - The holidays are over--time to use the brain again. Maybe you`ll learn something.
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