Getting To Know More About Yourself

Getting to know more about your body and you as a person is the most important part of growing up. In today’s story I will be talking about the human body. I won’t be writing EVERYTHING about the human body because well I’m not the health teacher, but I will be listing some facts I think are most interesting.

Your ears never stop growing. The tongue is covered in about 8,000 taste-buds, each containing up to 100 cells. You produce about 40,000 liters of spit in your lifetime. Your eye is your fastest muscle. The strongest muscle based on its weight is the masseter. With all muscles of the jaw working together it can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 pounds. Every second, your body produces 25 million new cells. You can still have a fairly normal life without one of your lungs, a kidney, your spleen, appendix, gall bladder, adenoids, tonsils, plus some of your lymph nodes, the fibula bones from each leg and six of your ribs. The muscles of the eye are your most active muscles, constantly moving to readjust the position of your eyes. The stapedius, the smallest skeletal muscle in the human body, which is about 1 mm in length, is regarded to be the weakest muscle. The sartorius muscle is the longest muscle in the human body. It is strap-like, up to 600 mm in length, and contains five to seven neurovascular compartments, each with a neuromuscular endplate zone. Some of its fibers terminate intrafascicularly, whereas others may run the full length of the muscle. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air. Because the brain is so rich in nerve cells, or neurons, it is the most energy-demanding organ, using one-half of all the sugar energy in the body. The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone. The thigh bone is called a femur and not only is it the strongest bone in the body, it is also the longest. Because the femur is so strong, it takes a large force to break or fracture it – usually a car accident or a fall from high up. Thanks for reading, have a great week! :D.