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Tuesday April 23, 2024

Birth weight decides allergies; brain needs 25 watts to operate? Here're some amazing facts

Did you know that humans share up to 70% of our DNA with slugs and bananas? There's more

By Web Desk
February 27, 2024
A representational image of the human anatomy. — Pixabay
A representational image of the human anatomy. — Pixabay

The human body is a complex and endlessly interesting mechanism. So much so that we are always learning fascinating new facts about what drives us. 

Here are 10 body facts for you about the bizarre and amazing world inside the human body, Purple reported.

Your allergies may be connected to your birth weight

A 2019 meta-analysis found that for each kilogramme increase in birth weight, infants had a 44% increased risk of childhood food allergies.

Your birth weight may have an impact on how sensitive you are to specific allergies. 

According to a 2019 meta-analysis, newborns' chance of developing childhood food allergies rose by 44% for every kilogramme rise in birth weight.

Two out of every three Americans do not have perfect eyesight

Age-related eye diseases are among the leading causes of blindness and low vision.

Shaking hands spreads germs more than kissing does 

Every day, millions of germs and bacteria come into contact with our hands.

You don't breathe through both nostrils at the same time

According to research published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, humans inhale and exhale through one nostril at a time!

The average person sheds up to 22 kg of skin in their lifetime

Dead skin cells are naturally shed from your body every day, but you may expedite the process by exfoliating or washing your body with soap.

In thirty minutes, your body generates enough heat to bring half a gallon of water to a boil

Humans burn around 350,000 joules of energy each hour, which is equivalent to the energy produced by a 100-watt light bulb.

Bananas and humans have 60% of the same DNA 

Humans and chimpanzees are known to have 96% of the same DNA. However, did you know that humans share up to 70% of our DNA with slugs and bananas?

Your height differs depending on the time of day

Due to compression of the cartilage between your bones during the day, you are taller in the morning than you are in the evening.

Human brain operates on 12-25 watts of power

A tiny LED light can be powered by this. Even though the brain comprises 80% water!