Interesting Body Realities

When Ancient Egyptians mummified someone, they used a special long-handled spoon to scoop the brains out through the dead person's nose. They often fed the brain to animals.

When diarrhoea turns pale, it contains bits of the lining of your gut.

When you breathe normally, air goes into your nose at about 6.5 kilometres (4 miles) per hour.When you take a good sniff at something, it goes in at 32 kilometres (20 miles) per hour. When you sneeze, it comes out at 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour!

When you die, the bacteria in your gut start to eat away at you from the inside.

You go white when really scared because blood drains from your skin.This protected primitive humans from bleeding to death if bitten by scary, wild animals.

You swallow about 2 pints of mucus (snot) every day.

You will produce 45,000 litres (around 95,000 pints) of urine in your life enough to fill a small swimming pool!

Your belly button is formed from the shrivelled up stump of the umbilical cord – the tube that connected you to your mother's body before you were born.

Your body absorbs about two-thirds of the volume of the food you eat – the rest is squished into faeces.

Your body needs sleep. Staying awake for two weeks can be enough to kill you.

Your intestines are about four times your height they fit because they're all squashed up and coiled around.

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