Biology Facts & Trivia - Page 8
The human head is a quarter of our total length at birth, but only an eighth of our total length by the time we reach adulthood. Sciensational.com
The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap. Sciensational.com
There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth. Sciensational.com
If your mouth was completely dry, you would not be able to distinguish the taste of anything. Sciensational.com
The brain uses more than 25% of the oxygen used by the human body.
15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in the human body every second. Sciensational.com
In your lifetime, you'll shed over 18kg (40lb) of skin.
As an adult, you have more than 6 square meters (20 sq ft) of skin on your body — about the same are as a blanket for a queen-sized bed. Sciensational.com
Everyone's tongue print is different.
The human brain is 80% water. Sciensational.com
Only humans sleep on their backs. Sciensational.com
There are more beetles than any other kind of creature in the world. Sciensational.com
Armadillos can walk underwater.
Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards. Sciensational.com
Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food. Sciensational.com
Our eyeballs remain almost the same size since birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light. Sciensational.com
An iguana can stay under water for twenty-eight minutes.
Porcupines float in water. Sciensational.com
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten. Sciensational.com