[INFOGRAPHIC] 18 Amazing Facts about the Human Body That Will Shock You

By Admin
The human body is an amazing machine. From head to toe, our bodies are capable of extraordinary things. Starting with the brain, this is the organ that...

The human body is an amazing machine. From head to toe, our bodies are capable of extraordinary things.

Starting with the brain, this is the organ that makes us human, giving people the capacity for art, language, moral judgments and rational thought. The brain is also responsible for each individual’s personality, memories, movements and how we sense the world.

Weighing at about 3 pounds, the brain is one of the body’s biggest organs, consisting of over 100 billion nerve cells that not only put together thoughts and coordinated physical actions but also regulate our unconscious body processes, such as digestion and breathing.

Moving down, the heart is the body’s engine room. Responsible for pumping life-sustaining blood, the heart works ceaselessly, beating 100,000 times a day, 40 million times a year.

The fetal heart evolves through several different stages inside the womb, first resembling a fish’s heart, then a frog’s (which has two chambers), then a snake’s (with three), before finally adopting the four-chambered structure of the human heart we know.

Body organs aren’t all internal like our brain or heart, however. In fact, the largest organ of the human body is the one we wear: skin. Acting as a waterproof, insulating shield, skin guards the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight and harmful chemicals. Skin is additionally covered with sensitive nerves that keep the brain in touch with the outside world.

Read the infographic below for an additional 18 facts about the human body that are simply, well, amazing. 

Share

Featured Articles

Philips Future Health Index Report: AI to Cut Waiting Times

Healthcare technology leader Philips says virtual care and AI is turning in an effort to cope with demand in its Future Health Index Report 2024

HCLTech and Olympus Advance AI into the Healthcare Industry

Giants HCLTech and Olympus Corporation, have developed their partnership to utilise technology and AI to transform the healthcare industry.

Cancer Vaccines Breakthrough a Glimpse of Healthcare Future

As the UK's NHS becomes the first healthcare provider to launch a cancer vaccine testing programme, we explore this groundbreaking oncological treatment

Change Healthcare Cyberattack Fallout Continues

Health Insurance & Finance

McKinsey: National E-health Initiatives on the Rise

Technology & AI

Edwards Lifesciences: a Profile of the Heart Tech Specialist

Medical Devices & Pharma