10 Interesting Things About The Human Body

Noreen May 17, 2011 36

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  1. Daniel May 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I generally like your posts, but here are a few comments.

    1. It’s impossible to copy and quote from images.
    2. This format was really annoying to read, so I only read the first few sentences.

    I suggest sticking to a normal text-based formats instead of the fancy and “fun” formats you guys have been using. I’m sure it would save you guys trouble too.

  2. Daniel May 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I generally like your posts. Here are a few comments.

    1. It’s impossible to copy and quote from images.
    2. This format was really annoying to read, so I only read the first few sentences.

    I suggest sticking to a normal text-based formats instead of the fancy and “fun” formats you guys have been using. I’m sure it would save you guys trouble too.

  3. Julia May 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    This was great! I actually would disagree with Daniel; I loved the format. This was super informative without being dry! Good job :) I especially loved learning about why my stomach growls, mosquito bites & ice cream headaches! Things I honestly had never questioned before!

  4. Mushyrulez May 18, 2011 at 10:17 am - Reply

    In the end…?

  5. Bookingelf May 19, 2011 at 1:52 am - Reply

    I liked this format too :) but yeah it is impossible to qote this way.
    I had no idea what causes the head ache while eating ice cream, but now I know!

  6. logos May 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Agreed with daniel, plus angling the text boxes is just a PITA to read

  7. Infographics suck May 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I really don’t like infographics, they are a real PITA to read and yours is no exception.

  8. triantha May 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I liked the fun text stlyes! But I do agree with logos that the slanted text was hard to read. And tell us what happens in the end? ;)

  9. Kevin Martini May 23, 2011 at 8:11 am - Reply

    *Typo*

    In the mosquito bites info it says “it causes more irritation and inflammation of the sight” when it should say site.

  10. Lily May 24, 2011 at 3:45 am - Reply

    Oh shiiit. Things are FLOATING around in my eyeballs. Does this stuff build up as we age? Holy crap a moly. Mine are weird spiral things. AHHHH inside my eyeballs.

  11. Daven Hiskey
    Daven Hiskey May 24, 2011 at 3:47 am - Reply

    @triantha: “what happens in the end?” Sorry about that. The end got cut off on that one after some edits. It’s fixed now. :-)

  12. fajas colombianas May 26, 2011 at 9:49 am - Reply

    So those things that I see that I thought were giant bacteria are actually called floaters.

  13. Debra June 1, 2011 at 4:00 am - Reply

    If bile form your gall bladder makes poop brown, why is my poop still brown after having my gall bladder removed?

  14. nancie June 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Bile is produceby the liver – even if you have no gallbladder you still have bile- the gallbladder just stores and concentrates bile

  15. mike June 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Slight correction. The “Floaters” that you see in your eyes are actually small pieces of your fetal eye. When you are a fetus, you have eyes that are there strictly to make sure your skull and cheekbones form correctly. When your body starts making your real eye, it forms around your fetal eye. Your body breaks it down and moves the pieces out of the eye through blood vessels. These blood vessels are removed before the entire fetal eye can be removed. These pieces of the fetal eye are what causes floaters, and they are only occasionally seen because it is only when the fetal eye drifts into the fovea (where light focuses, allowing you to see) that you see it.

  16. YAHWEH June 13, 2011 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Regarding, the pain in your side when running, are you refering to a so called stitch?
    As I understood it this is caused when the body uses more oxygen than it has available to it, the body’s reaction is to try to anearobically repirate, which although the body does on a small scale (left over from our evolutionary process) it is not able to do so on a large enough scale. This causes the body to release lactic acid into the muscles and hence the pain. Your explaination of the various organs banging together is not correct!

  17. Dook June 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    What about green poop?

  18. miles June 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    alright it killed me when I saw that he said “to swell more noticeably THEN the rest of your skin.” ugh, i hate that mistake

  19. Hazel July 27, 2011 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    oh.. eye floaters, too bad. I thought I was seeing molecules and atoms or something.. I almost believed I was a superhuman. :(

  20. Raleigh Eye Doctor September 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    In your bit about floaters, you make it sound like floaters WILL happen when you age. Not all people develop or see floaters. Perhaps the word “may” would have been a better choice than “will.” Informative website overall, and interesting to read.

  21. Bien September 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Re: poop, biliruben is also a big part of its color.

  22. Andrew J October 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Why paper cuts hurt so much:

    The number of nerve endings definitely plays a role, but the key fact that you’re missing is that you make a very thin cut, severing the nerve endings. The area near the cut swells, and the gap between the two sides of cut tissue begin to connect again. This connects the nerve endings that you originally cut back together allowing them to feel how swollen they are. As your pulse is felt in your finger, the nerve endings are disconnected and reconnected, essentially triggering the ‘pain’ signals many many times per second. This is different from a normal wound where the same nerves are being activated over and over. Since your brain has a nice ability to ignore some of the pain if it is repeated over and over again, the normal wound will not hurt as much for as long.

  23. Dally October 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I disagree with Daniel. Your post is hilarious and informative at the same time (equates to WIN) and fucking awesome. I vote, you don’t change a thing :)

    Thanks.

  24. pat October 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    your wrong about why you stomach growls, you stomach growls due to dehydration. The liquid levels in your belly are low causing the stomach acid to thicken, the growl yes is a muscular reaction, but its signaling dehydration not hunger. the reason we thing hunger is because when we eat, the food absorbs the stomach acid lowering the level

    • Daven Hiskey
      Daven Hiskey November 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm - Reply

      @pat: and your sources for this are?

  25. Pyrrho February 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    To hard to quote? You just typed your original asinine comment on a perfectly good keyboard. You could just re-write what you like, I assure it is still considered quoting. Worried about accuracy? PARAPHRASE!

    I worry when a complaint can be about being too lazy to copy something without using a shortcut.

  26. Keaton May 5, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    The first fact about the wrinkly toes is false. Wrinkly skin is actually a reaction from your body as a response to having to grip things while under water. It increases your ability to grip surfaces underwater and if a finger is dennervated (without a nerve) it won’t wrinkle at all because your body can’t tell it to.

  27. Nikita July 26, 2013 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    wow… interesting facts…!!
    I’ve got one more info: An average human being sheds 40 pounds of skin in his/her lifetime…!!

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