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10 Gross Facts About The Body

10 Gross Facts About The Body

Gross! The body does some spectacular and wonderful things but it also does a lot of gross things too. Here are 10 gross facts about the body. 

Lost In Space
NASA has done numerous studies about the effects of the body in space. Specifically it has carried out two different studies about effects of farting in space. 

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Burper King
The loudest measured burp on record comes in at a whopping 109.9dB and was unleashed by Paul "The Burper King" Hunn from the UK. That's louder than a jackhammer and even a full orchestra!

That's Sick!
Group vomiting is an evolutionary response as if one person ate bad food/poison then it is likely that everyone would have so, ‘just in case’, seeing someone vomit makes us want to be sick.

Who Said That?
Two species of fish, Pacific and Atlantic herring, communicate with each other solely through farts! No different to how two teenagers communicate then. 😏

Wringing Wet
Under normal conditions, the average human being will sweat 0.5 - 1L of sweat in a day. When exercising or exposed to heat, that can go up to 10L in one day!

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

No Skin Off My Nose
On average you lose between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells every hour!

Sweating Blood?
For years we used to think that hippos sweated out blood, but the truth is even more strange! In fact, their sweat a special type of sunscreen they make themselves so they don’t get sun burn.

Carnivorous Pineapples
The reason that eating pineapples can sting your mouth a bit is because they contain enzymes that start dissolving your tongue! Did we mention we like them on pizza?

Photo by Pineapple Supply Co. on Unsplash

Bottoms Up!
The nerve which controls the anal sphincter is called the ‘Pudendal nerve’ aka poo-dendal. The nerve is part of your spinal column and sometimes originates off your sciatic nerve! 

Wake Up and Smell The Caffeine.
Both Coffee and Coca Cola have Caffeine in which makes you wee more and poo less. 

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