The body is the most powerful chemical laboratory where every process follows strict rules and regulations. It seems scientists already know everything about all our cells, but that’s not necessarily true. For example, several months ago, they discovered a new organ in the immune system. It’s positioned on the outside of the lymph glands and can “remember” your past infections and vaccinations. Believe it or not, there are even more miracles in our bodies that can surprise us!
- Our spine is around 1 inch longer when we wake up than it is in the evening. The reason for this lies in the discs in the spine that are composed of a gelatin-like material which provides cushioning and protection to the spine. Gravity and other forces compress the spine after standing up throughout the day, so we get shorter.
- Usually, a heart beats between 60 and 80 times per minute, 100,000 times per day, 30 million times per year, and around 2.5 billion times over 70 years. But there are also pauses in your heartbeat: your heart “keeps silent” around 20 years of life. You can even count how many heartbeats you have experienced so far (including the time before your birth).
- You’re absolutely unique and not just when it comes to your fingerprints. The shape of your ear is also unique. British scientists have developed a method that is able to identify a person by their ears. The technique boasts a 99.6% success rate. In the future, people will have the opportunity to unlock their phones with the help of the auricle scanner. The tongue also has a unique shape and texture. In contrast to our fingerprints, this “pattern” never changes.