SCIENCE

Some of the most bizarre peculiarities of the human body

The human body is a complex biological system that continues to fascinate scientists and medical experts around the world.

But there are also strange and outlandish facts about our bodies that we often ignore or don't know. In this photo gallery we will explore some of these lesser-known aspects of our bodies and discover some surprising features about the human body.

Here are some of the most bizarre peculiarities of the human body.

Freepik
Some of the most bizarre peculiarities of the human body
The human body is a complex biological system that continues to fascinate scientists and medical experts around the world. But there are also strange and outlandish facts about our bodies that we often ignore or don't know. In this photo gallery we will explore some of these lesser-known aspects of our bodies and discover some surprising features about the human body. Here are some of the most bizarre peculiarities of the human body.
Freepik
Sneezing
A sneeze can push mucous droplets (or air) out of the nose at up to 100 miles per hour. It sounds powerful and indeed it is, but it is also dangerous: if you hold back a sneeze, you can cause sinus problems, middle and inner ear damage, ear infections and ruptured eardrums. (source: BMJ Case Reports)
Freepik
Height
You are taller in the morning than in the evening. As we sit or stand during the day, gravity acts on the cartilage, producing a compressive effect. However, when we lie down to rest, the spinal column expands or decompresses. This is why, when we wake up in the morning after a night's rest, we may be taller. (source: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center)
Freepik
Bones
Children are born with 300 bones, adults have 206: the three hundred bones during the development of the body fuse together (grow together); moreover, in children, some bones are made entirely of cartilage. (source: kidshealth.org)
Freepik
Nails
Fingernails grow about three times faster than toenails. This was stated by Jeffrey S. Dover, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine. (Source: The New York Times)
wine, beer, sparkling wine, champagne
25/06/2024
Informativa ai sensi della Direttiva 2009/136/CE: questo sito utilizza solo cookie tecnici necessari alla navigazione da parte dell'utente in assenza dei quali il sito non potrebbe funzionare correttamente.