Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

30 Little-Known Facts About The Human Body… #9 Is GREAT News For My Partner.

When you stop to really think about the human body, it's kind of amazing that it works as well as it does. After all, we're talking about thousands of parts and processes that all have to move in sink to create, well, life -- no wonder things in the body can get really, really weird.

Below are 30 little-known facts about our bodies that will kind of blow your mind. From body hair to eye color to just how big the contents of our lungs actually are, these facts will make you appreciate your very complicated, highly efficient body more than you ever have before.

#1. Most babies are born with blue eyes. Exposure to UV light and melanin are what brings out their true color over time.

Most babies are born with blue eyes. Exposure to UV light and melanin are what brings out their true color over time.

#2. By age 60, you will have lost about half of your taste buds.

#3. A condition called synesthesia can cause senses to overlap. In fact, some people can taste words or hear colors.

A condition called synesthesia can cause senses to overlap. In fact, some people can taste words or hear colors.

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#4. After eating too much, your hearing is actually a bit worse.

#5. A red blood cell can circumnavigate your entire body in under 20 seconds

A red blood cell can circumnavigate your entire body in under 20 seconds

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