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.
Pinworms cause an itchy bottom because they sneak out at night to lay their eggs there.

Prickly heat rash is caused by sweat sticking to the layer of dead skin cells on top of your skin. As the cells can't fall off, the sweat can't escape and makes the live cells underneath swell up.

Rhinotillexomania is the scientific word for picking your nose.

Right-handed people sweat most under their right arm, left-handed people sweat most under their left arm.

Romans used to clean their teeth with urine, and it was used as a mouthwash until the 1800s in Europe.

Some people have injections of collagen to ‘plump up' their wrinkles.The collagen – a fibre found in skin – is usually taken from pigs or cows.

Surma girls of Ethiopia put clay disks in their lower lip, stretching the lip outwards.The size of the disk indicates how many cattle a man needs to provide to marry the girl – they can be up to 15 centimetres (6 inches) across.

Ten billion scales of skin fall off your body every day.

The average person loses 200 millilitres (7 fluid ounces) of water a day in their faeces.

The Bedouin people in the Middle East consider it polite to burp after a meal.

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