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5 amazing facts that you must know about your Body

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Our human body is made up of elements namely hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, calcium, and phosphorus. These items are present in cellular and non-cellular organs of our body. However, scientists are discovering facts about the body.

We know the functioning of our body organs and also the changes that occur time to time during functioning of the body. But still, there is some seriously complicated and mysterious mechanism which is to be figured out by scientists. Hence, we come across new theories every day.

Here are some of the common facts that you must know about your body.

1. Messages travel at the speed of about 200 miles per hour

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The messages that are sent from the human brain to the nerves travel at a speed of about 200 miles per hour (322 km/h). These nerves are connected to different organs and components of the body. Because of this high speed, our body can respond quickly in every situation. Such speed is very needful in stimulus reactions.

2. Ears and Nose never stop growing

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Some parts of the body stop growing at a certain age. But, two of our sense organs i.e. ears and nose continue to grow throughout the life.

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3. Taste detection in .0015 second

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Our tongue can taste any substance in .0015 seconds which is even faster than the blinking of an eye. The tongue contains taste buds on upper parts which are responsible for detecting the taste of victual. The front-most tip of the tongue is used for detecting sweet or salt. The middle area for entirely sweet substance. Both sidebar areas for sour while the back portion is for bitter substances.

4. Tongue print or Fingerprint

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Fingerprints were often used earlier as a mark of signature on official documents. Even today, this practice is followed in rural areas. Likewise, tongue print is also unique of every person. The taste buds pattern on the tongue is unique in every human being.

5. Largest cell is an egg (or ovum)

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The largest cell in the human being is an egg (or ovum) which is a female reproductive cell (gamete). During birth, a female contains all of her eggs, but after reaching puberty stage, she releases an egg every month until none are left. These eggs are produced and released by a female’s ovaries.


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