Extraordinary Facts About Human Body Functions Everyone Should Know!

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6 If you were pregnant and suffered organ damage (such as a heart attack or liver failure) the fetus would send stem cells to repair the damaged organ.
stem cell help to recover damaged organ
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In a study by Hina Chaundhry of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, it was found that when a pregnant mouse suffered from a heart attack, cells from the fetus were later found in the heart. Previous research has shown that fetal stem cells in pregnant women have also been present in other damanged organs such as the brain, liver, kidney and lungs.(source)

7 Ounce for ounce, human bones are stronger than steel. 

Ounce for ounce, human bones are stronger than steel
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If you ever wanted to be superman as a kid, perhaps you weren’t living a fantasy. Human bones are stronger than concrete and steel when measured ounce for ounce. Just one cubic inch of bone can technically bear around 19,000 lbs. (8,626 kg) more than steel. This is around the weight of five pick up trucks.(source)

8 Colors are very important part of life and for good reason since the human eye can distinguish around 10 million different colours.

human eye can distiguish around 10 million different colors.
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While each of us perceives color a little differently (even between our own two eyes), it has been estimated that humans can distinguish between approximately 10 million different colors.(source)

9 Your heart can mimic and change it’s beat to the music that you listen to.

Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to
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If you ever wondered why music was so important in the gym, a recent study has shown that our blood vessels, blood pressure, heart rate and respiration all respond proprtionately to the music that we listen to.(source)

10 It’s never too late to learn since our brain continues to develop until our late 40’s.

our brain continues to develop until our late 40's
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Although it was believed that our brains stopped developing in early childhood, brain scans have shown that our prefrontal cortex (responsible for decision making, social interaction and a number of other personality traits) continues to change shape until our 30’s and 40’s.(source)

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