The human body is pretty rad and it can do a lot of really cool things. But we’re here to get weird, so let’s talk about some of the more interesting things our bodies can do.
When your body experiences extreme starvation, there are chances that your brain will start to eat itself.
You can pinch a weenus as hard as you want. A weenus is that extra skin on your elbow and no, that’s not the scientific name for it. But because there are fewer sensory neurons there it just doesn’t feel a whole lot so try as you might, you can’t hurt that skin. We should warn you though that this does not mean hurting your elbow is impossible. You can still do that.
If you or someone you know has been pregnant and claim they have experienced “pregnancy brain”, this is an actual real thing. During pregnancy, a woman’s brain can actually shrink. Now, contrary to what you may think happens when a brain experiences shrinkage, it actually makes thought processes more efficient. The jury is still out on whether or not the size difference is temporary or permanent.
Brains are FAT. Not phat, but fat. In fact, they’re made up of about 60% fat. But this is actually a good thing because your brain needs essential fatty acids to perform adequately and when we experience imbalances that’s when we tend to see neurological disorders occur such as ADHD, Alzheimers, and depression.
Our fingerprints aren’t the only unique things about us, our tongue prints are also individually unique.
If you had to guess which of your five fingers is the strongest, which one is your money on? Did you say your index finger? Well, you’d be wrong. Your pinky is actually the strongest of all fingers accounting for 33% of the strength in your entire hand. Now you know.
Not all farts are created equal and some smell really, really bad. This is because of the presence of fermented bacteria that is later mixed with air.
Stomach gurgles happen because your intestines are moving, and guess what? Your intestines are almost always moving. And they’re always moving because of a process known as peristalsis, an automatic and continuous wavy movement of the muscles that line your gastrointestinal tract, which aids in digestion.
Hiccups are likely to occur when the temperature changes.
Technically the human body glows in the dark because we are bioluminescent, but the light that we produce is too weak for our human eyeballs.