O.K., by now you know your tongue is cool. It’s the strongest muscle in the body…it’s covered in taste buds… it allows us to talk…but how about the rest of your body? There’s some pretty interesting stuff going on elsewhere, ya know!

Here are some fun facts you may not know about your own body. These tidbits will be great for your next cocktail party when there’s a lull in the conversation. 😉

  • Do you know that your toe prints are unique, just like your finger prints and tongue print? Did you even know you had toe prints?
  • You can see your nose all the time, but somehow your brain always ignores it.
  • An average person has over 1,460 dreams a year which is about 4 dreams every night!
  • On a clear night, the human eye can see between 2000 to 3000 stars in the sky.
  • A human heart pumps enough blood to fill 100 swimming pools in an average lifetime. In the same time it will beat almost three billion times.
  • About 200 muscles are used when taking a single step!
  • The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open!
  • The small piece of dangling tissue over your tongue is called the uvula.
  • Your brain is 80% water.
  • Our brain does not feel pain! Even though brain processes pain signals, the brain itself actually does not feel pain.
  • The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it’s hollow!
  • The smallest bone in the human body is the staples bone, which is located in the ear.
  • A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 miles per hour.

We told you your body was cool! Stay tuned for more cool facts next week like what that space between your eyebrows is called. (Yes, it actually has a name!)