Five Body Facts
1. Bacteria Bonanza!
2. Growth Spurt!
3. Common DNA
Everyone knows that humans share around 95% of our DNA with chimpanzees, but did you know that we share about 80% of our DNA with cows?
And by the way, we share about 50% of our DNA with bananas and 40-50% with cabbage! For more DNA info, click here.
4. Skin Deep
Humans shed 40 pounds of skin in their lifetime, completely replacing their outer skin every 28 days. Your body sheds 30,000 dead cells every minute. It may be hard to believe, but over 50% of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.
The thickest skin on our bodies is found on our feet, while the thinnest is on our eyelids.
To learn more about your skin, click here.
5. In the Blink of an Eye
It turns out that you spend a lot of your waking hours blinking. We blink about 12 times in one minute and each blink lasts about one tenth of a second.
Your eyes can detect about ten million different colors.
Everyone who has blue eyes is related to one person who lived almost 10,000 years ago near the Black Sea.