The Seven Craziest Facts About The Human Body

Published January 15, 2012
Updated January 12, 2018
Published January 15, 2012
Updated January 12, 2018

The Body Can Produce It’s Own Aspirin

Human Body Makes It's Own Aspirin

A report in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that eating fruits and vegetables might actually help the human body make its own aspirin.

The report claims that benzoic acid, a natural substance in fruits and vegetables, can help make an acid found in aspirin: salicylic acid. That acid is the key component for pain relief and anti-inflammation.

Facts About The Human Body: The Body Grows Overnight

Facts About The Human Body Body Grows Sleeping

Humans grow up to half an inch taller as they sleep, as it is a time when excess fluid between our discs replenishes itself and thus stretches our limbs. Conversely, our discs undergo stress and compress themselves throughout the waking hours. The result? The replenished fluid seeps out.

Body Heat

Human Body Heat Can Boil Water

Despite how lifeless we may feel in the morning, the human body makes enough heat to bring half a gallon of water to boil in only thirty minutes.

Overeating Causes Hearing Loss

Strange Fact About Human Body

Pondering that double cheeseburger, french fries and milkshake again? Think again: overeating has been associated with hearing loss.

Survival Of The Fittest

Fact About Organs

As much as we may like to malinger, consider this before calling in to work: even the removal of the spleen, stomach, one kidney, one lung, 75% of the liver, 80% of one’s intestines, and almost every organ from the pelvic and groin area, will not result in your death. Are you still too sick for work?

Discrepancies In Lung Size

Discrepancies In Lung Size

Despite our natural desire for symmetry, we must accept the fact that the term is not one always associated with our bodies: as the human heart is situated beneath the left lung, it is actually smaller than its neighbor on the right.

You Need To Salivate To Taste

Facts About The Human Body Saliva To Taste

If you’ve just returned from a three-week journey in the Sahara Desert, don’t try to eat–or at least enjoy it. If your body lacks saliva, you won’t be able to taste your food. The scientific explanation? In order for the flavors to be tasted, the chemicals within the food must combine with and be dissolved by saliva.

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