I love weird facts — especially those about the human body!
As amazing as our bodies are, there are just some things about them that are downright strange… interesting… and gross.
As somebody who’s into anatomy, I did some research on a few of the weirdest things about the human body.
Here’s what I found out…
Ever wonder why your fingers and toes look like prunes after spending a while in the bathtub, shower, or pool?
I’ve been curious about this since I was a kid.
Here’s the scoop on why fingers and toes wrinkle in water:
Fact: every single square inch of skin is covered in about 32 million bacteria.
Wow… does that make you want to take a long, hot shower — at least until your fingers get wrinkly?
Well, not so fast:
Sure, you could starve to death if you don’t eat, or die of thirst if you don’t drink fluids. But did you know you could die if you don’t sleep? It’s true.
Sleep deprivation can do real harm to your body, and study after study confirms this.
Some people like to stay up all night to finish studying or go to parties. Sometimes, people don’t want to stay awake all night but have to — due to job obligations or taking care of a new baby.
But your body doesn’t know why you’re staying awake, nor does it really care. It needs sleep at certain intervals — period.
I learned this cool fact when I was a kid, and I confirmed it with a measuring stick that I used to use when I was growing up.
So, what’s the deal here?
Here’s why you’re shorter at night:
That’s why I always measured myself in the morning when I was a kid… I wanted to be as tall as possible on the growth chart!
Some people cry when they’re sad, others sob when they’re happy.
Some shed tears at the drop of a hat, and others can go years without letting their tears flow.
Here’s the scoop:
While women tend to cry more than men, that may be largely due to social norms — which are changing quickly these days.
One thing’s for sure: bottling up emotions isn’t healthy for the body, and that can lead to many types of mental health issues. In other words, a good cry isn’t bad!
Since I don’t want to leave you on a sad note, here’s some eye doctor humor that may having you laughing so hard you cry…
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