13 Health Facts That’ll Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

1. There are more organisms living on the surface of your skin than there are people living on the planet Earth.

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Roughly one trillion organisms live on skin of the average human. That’s a LOT of little living things.

2. In fact, “you” are really just 10% yourself and 90% other microbes.

In fact, "you" are really just 10% yourself and 90% other microbes.

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Only 10% of the total number of cells found in and on the human body are human cells. The rest are fungi, bacteria, mites, and other microscopic organisms.

3. One pound of human fat is equal to 3,500 calories…

One pound of human fat is equal to 3,500 calories...

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But if you want to lose a pound of fat, you’ll need to burn more than 3,500 calories, because diet and exercise don’t just laser-target fat cells. You’re also gaining muscle and losing water weight… It’s complicated.

4. …and this is how long it takes to burn 3,500 calories doing different exercises.

...and this is how long it takes to burn 3,500 calories doing different exercises.

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BRB, DOING YOGA FOR 19 HOURS! It’s not exactly easy to “shed a few pounds” through exercise alone. (Chart computed using these numbers.)

5. Fruit names can be berry confusing.

Fruit names can be berry confusing.

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Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are technically not berries, but pumpkins, tomatoes, bananas, avocados, and watermelons are berries.

6. And the “classic sources” for your major vitamins are mostly marketing inventions.

And the "classic sources" for your major vitamins are mostly marketing inventions.

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There are many other great sources of vitamin C, and many other great sources ofpotassium.

7. Carrots don’t actually improve your eyesight.

Carrots don't actually improve your eyesight.

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I can see clearly now the lies are gone.

8. And baby carrots aren’t young carrots — they are mutilated adult carrots.

13 Health Facts That'll Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence
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I’m sorry you had to see this.

9. A full head of human hair can support up to 24,000 pounds.

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Meaning your hair could theoretically Rapunzel the weight of two elephants — if it wasn’t attached to your head.

10. By weight, your bones are stronger than steel.

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This means one pound of bone has a higher tensile strength than one pound of regular steel. Bones are incredibly light for how strong they are. Steel is strong, but it’s also very heavy.

11. And the acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve metal.

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It has roughly the same corrosive power as battery acid.

12. You will never experience “silence.”

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Because your ears don’t just listen, they also make sound. The hair follicles in our ears vibrate constantly, producing a high pitched whine you are probably familiar with.

13. Last but not least, single-dipping instead of double-dipping does not protect you from germs.

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Because there are so many bacteria in the food, the bacteria you add from your saliva is completely negligible.

Did you know that a typical 60-minute Hookah session is the same as smoking roughly 100 cigarettes? Because it is.

Did you know that a typical 60-minute Hookah session is the same as smoking roughly 100 cigarettes? Because it is.

Get the truth. There’s no such thing as safe smoking.

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