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9 Facts That Prove The Peculiarities Of The Human Body

PancreasThe pancreas has a tail and a head, although we could live without it, but it would not be fun because, food never goes to this organ, it plays a critical role in digestion with the enzymes it releases. It has taste receptors that can detect sugar, but it doesn’t send the signals to the brain, like the taste buds on your tongue. Instead it uses this detection to balance the hormones.

BrainThis is the only organ whose function is still a bit of a mystery, it contains around 100 billion neurons. It doesn’t have pain receptors, it can interpret pain signals, but it cannot feel pain.The human brain has a memory of around 100 terabytes which makes it a super-computer.

Unfortunately, the opinion that we use only a small part of its ability is just a myth, we use it all, we actually even use about 10% of it when we sleep.

Heart

It is a very important organ in the body, it creates enough pressure to blast out blood 30 feet high, which is almost as high as an average 3-story building.On average, a woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s heart. The heart pumps around 2,000 gallons of blood every day and 700,000 gallons a year and it is just the size of an adult fist.

LiverThe liver is most multi-tasking organ, and scientists know about more than 100 different little jobs done by the liver. The organ can bravely handle very severe damage, it has the ability to regrow itself, and all it needs is 25% of the original tissue. The ancient Greeks believed that the liver stores all of the human emotions.

LungsThis organ is very light that it can float on the surface of water. About 10,000 liters of air pass through our lungs every day. If the lungs were opened flat they would be as big as a tennis court. The lungs have taste receptors which are capable of detecting bitter tastes. Moreover, they play an important role when it comes to talking or even just making sounds

KidneysThe main function of the kidneys is to purify blood from waste products. And to succeed at this, each individual kidney has at least one million and up to 2 million special tiny filters, called nephrons. Actually, you don’t really need 2 kidneys, one kidney can just do the job. If a child is born with only one kidney, it will grow to the weight of 2 kidneys combined.

Adrenal glandsThis glands decide for you if it is time to fight or run and they release the “stress” hormone known as the adrenaline. Adrenaline passes signals to the brain about any potential dangers, and then the brain helps our body to prepare for reacting to or escaping from it.

Adrenal glands also release some other important hormones, but in most cases it can make too much of them. If it produces too many androgenic steroids, it can lead to high male characteristics, like baldness and extensive facial hair for both women and men.

BladderThis organ stores the urine after it has been produced by the kidneys. It looks like a hollow bag and it can stretch a lot. The volume of urine that a human bladder can hold is somewhere between a can of soda and a 20-ounce bottle. An adult bladder looks like a pear in terms of size and shape.

Small intestines

It's name originated from its width, as it is actually the biggest internal organ in a human body. This organ is about 20 feet long and if its surface area was flattened, it would be the size of 2 tennis courts. It contains about one kilogram of bacteria.

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