Ashley Wolf and Gwyndalynn Kent
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Did You Know? This week’s article is about . . . Humans!
- The main reason for our noses is to smell things, and we can smell a lot of them. In fact, the nose can remember up to 50,000 scents.
- The femur is as hard as concrete, sometimes harder. It takes over 4,000 newtons to break.
- You have no sense of smell when you are truly sleeping.
- Like fingerprints, each tongue is different. So could they track criminals down with their tongues?
- The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
- The smallest bones in the human body are the ones in the ears. It is only about 1/26 of an inch long.
- There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.
- It would take 8 pounds of pressure to break your jawbone. Those Jawbreakers don’t stand a chance against your jaws of steel.
- Bananas and humans share about half of the same DNA. Wait, does that mean humans are half banana or bananas are half human?
- The average human body contains 0.2 milligrams of gold. Wow, humans are worth a lot.
- In order to live, you have to have blood in your body. One way we get this is through the heart. The heart pumps 2000 gallons of blood each day.
- When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small lightbulb. So theoretically, if we found a way to actually hook our brains up to a small machine, we could power it.
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