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18 Amazing Facts About the Human Body

By | source: Dec 28th, 2012

Did you know our bones are four times stronger than concrete? I didn’t, but I’m not surprised – the human body is a magnificent thing and today’s graphic will blow your mind a little more.

I have always been amazed at the ability of our body to heal itself. Massive cuts, broken bones and nasty viruses happen all the time, but we seem to usually get better. I’m sure back before the human race figured out many of the things about modern science, healing wounds seemed a bit like magic. Now with our present understanding we can figure out weird little facts like the ones down below.

We shed over forty pounds of skin during our lifetime. That’s nasty y’all. We’re like snakes, but at least we don’t shed it all at once. I can only imagine walking around town and finding other’s skin laying around. Ewwww. [Via]