10 Fun Facts About Our Bodies

  • We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than the evening.
  • An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
  • Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.
  • There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
  • The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter, or jaw muscle.
  • The human brain is about 85% water.
  • On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2,000.
  • A person can live longer without food (a few weeks) than without sleep (10 days).
  • The human body has over 600 muscles, accounting for 40% of the body’s weight.
  • On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2,000.