Interesting Body Realities

More than 100 million micro-organisms live in your mouth at any time.

More than 200 types of different organisms live inside or on your body at any time.

Most people fart about 14 times a day.

Most people have mites – very tiny creatures related to spiders – living in their eyelashes, eyebrows, ears and noses.

Nearly half the dust in your house and that vacuumed up when you clean the house is old skin cells!

Nose-pickings are a mix of drying mucus and rubbish filtered out of the air you breathe in – pollen, dust, smoke, dirt, sand, and even tiny particles of dust from space!

Over a ton of pubic hair has to be filtered out of London's sewage each year and removed to landfill sites.

People who live in big cities make more ear wax than those who live in the country, where the air is cleaner.

People who lose an arm or leg in an accident or operation can often still feel it hurting, aching or itching but can do nothing to make it feel better.

Pilgrims to the Tirupati temple in India give some of their hair as a sacrifice.The temple employs 600 barbers who work day and night to shave pilgrims, taking 6.5 million gifts of hair a year.The hair is sold to wig-makers and for use as fertilizer.

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