Human Body Fascinating Facts

This term, we have been looking at the human body. So far, we have discovered the different names for our bones and our teeth. Do you have any fascinating facts to share about the human skeleton, bones, muscles, heart or brain?

For example: There are 206 bones in an adult human body! 

Comments that people have made about this blog post

Comment 1 Comment by Brendan K on 24 Mar 12 at 8:20pm | Quote this comment
you have about 316 bones when your a child and they stick togther when you grow older!
Comment 2 Comment by Mr Ryan on 25 Mar 12 at 9:31am | Quote this comment
Oh, good fact, Brendan! Anyone else?

I've got one:

The acid in your stomach which helps you break down and then digest your food is so strong that it could burn your skin if it touched it! In fact, your stomach is lined by a mucus (you might know this as 'snot'!) which stops the acid from melting through your stomach.
Comment 3 Comment by Mr Herring on 25 Mar 12 at 7:26pm | Quote this comment
Your blood travels through a rubbery pipe-line with many branches, both big and small. Strung together end to end, your blood vessels could circle the globe two-and-a-half times! The tubes that carry blood away from your heart are called arteries. The tubes that more gently drain back to the heart are veins.
Comment 4 Comment by Mr Ryan on 26 Mar 12 at 11:49am | Quote this comment
This is an interesting topic for me so I'm going to have to share another!

The bone which joins your rib cage at the front of your chest is named the sternum. This bone is so strong that on numerous occasions it has stopped bullets shot at people's chests![Children don't try this at home! :lol: ]
Comment 5 Comment by Lillian F on 28 Mar 12 at 8:24pm | Quote this comment
On your leg there are two seperate bones the thin is tibia and fat bone is fibula :eek: :o
Comment 6 Comment by Lillian F on 28 Mar 12 at 8:28pm | Quote this comment
I even have a skelenton at home to make but still waiting for issue six ;-)
Comment 7 Comment by Oliver M on 29 Mar 12 at 6:34am | Quote this comment
I am really interested in learning about our body 8)
Comment 8 Comment by Oliver M on 29 Mar 12 at 6:37am | Quote this comment
If you took your heart out of your body, the blood could squirt up to 30 feet!! 8)
Comment 9 Comment by Geoffrey H on 29 Mar 12 at 7:33am | Quote this comment
How could a human body discintergrate a thing in the mouth wich is freezing? :oops:
Comment 10 Comment by Thomas G on 29 Mar 12 at 5:29pm | Quote this comment
:-x There are more than 650 named muscles in the human body.
Comment 11 Comment by Rachel W on 30 Mar 12 at 6:38am | Quote this comment
The elbow is often called the funny bone, this is because the bone by it is the humerus :roll:
Comment 12 Comment by Olivia B on 31 Mar 12 at 6:18pm | Quote this comment
Comment 13 Comment by Finlay E on 14 Apr 12 at 12:59pm | Quote this comment
when you run your pulls beats faster :-)
Comment 14 Comment by Jessica R on 15 Apr 12 at 12:53pm | Quote this comment
I remember doing this it was a really fun lesson. :roll:
Comment 15 Comment by Brendan K on 25 May 12 at 6:46pm | Quote this comment
Did you know a wisdom tooth is really a Molar

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