101 interesting body realities

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Interesting Body Realities

The human body is an amazingly complex system. Here are 101 interesting facts about the human body.
If your vomit looks like what you've just eaten, that's exactly what it is. If it's soupy, then it's because it's been in your stomach for a while.

In 1970, a thief was caught in Zurich, Switzerland, when a finger that had been cut off by broken glass at the crime scene was matched to his finger prints in police records.

In 1973, Italian kidnappers were paid a ransom of over $3 million after they cut off the ear of their kidnap victim and sent it to his very rich grandfather, John Paul Getty.

In Ancient Mexico, people bound their babies' heads tightly to make their skulls long and thin.

In some countries, the umbilical cord the cord that attaches the unborn baby to its mother is dried and kept after birth, to use in spells or medicines.

In some parts of Africa and on some Pacific islands, people make patterns of raised scars on their skin as a decoration or to show their bravery. The wounds are made with sharp spikes or thorns from plants and often rubbed with special kinds of earth or leaves to created coloured tattoos.

In some parts of the world, people wear extremely heavy ear-rings to weigh their ears down and stretch the lobes.They can weigh up to half a kilogram (1 pound) and hang from huge, long holes in the ear lobe.

It's possible to get dandruff in your eyebrows as well as in the hair on top of your head.

Liposuction is a popular operation in Europe and the USA amongst people who feel they are too fat. A surgeon sticks a long, hollow needle into the fat part such as the tummy or thighs uses ultrasound to turn the fat to yellow mush, and then sucks it out through the needle.

Long ago, rich people used to pay for teeth to be pulled from poor people often teenagers and implanted in their own jaws when their rotten teeth were removed.

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