I hope you didn’t think I was joking when I stated in yesterday’s post that there would be a follow-up in regards to riveting facts pertaining to the human body and all of its magnificent functions. Considering how fired up I get about the body and what it can do, sometimes I wonder whether or not I should have gone into medicine for a career. Then again, I’m not certain someone would want me taking care of them in a medical sense, so perhaps it is best I stick with farming.
Anyways, in lieu of yesterday’s post, here are some more facts about the human body, with this information coming from nectarsleep.com.
- “The smell is detected when molecules bind to receptors in the nose.
- Taste is detected when molecules bind to receptors on the tongue.
- There are around 10,000 taste buds on the tongue.
- The skin is the largest organ in the body.
- The skin protects the body from infection and injury.
- The skin also helps to regulate the body’s temperature.
- Sweat is produced by glands in the skin.
- The lungs are organs that allow us to breathe.
- The lungs are made up of tiny air sacs called alveoli.
- The human body is made up of billions of cells.
- Cells are the smallest unit of life.
- Oxygen enters the body through the nose or mouth and is taken into the lungs.
- Carbon dioxide is a waste product that is exhaled from the lungs.
- The kidney is an organ that filters waste from the blood.
- Urine is produced by the kidney and passed out of the body through the bladder.
- The liver is an organ that detoxifies the blood.
- The stomach is an organ that digests food.
- Digestive juices in the stomach break down food into smaller molecules.
- The small intestine absorbs nutrients from food into the bloodstream.
- The large intestine absorbs water from food and eliminates solid waste from the body.
- The pancreas produces enzymes that help to digest food.
- Insulin helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
- The skeleton is the framework of bones that supports the body.
- There are 206 bones in the adult human skeleton.
- The tough outer layer of bone is called compact bone.
- The inner layer of bone is called cancellous bone or spongy bone.
- Bone marrow is found in the cavities of cancellous bone,” the web page explains.
I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed reading these facts as much as I have.