Odisha Swastha Seva Sangha

Facts about SENSES (Point #31,33,35)

  • You can see up to 10,000 colours.
  • Your normal eye can detect a lighted candle 1.6 km (1 mile) away.
  • Most people blink about 25 times a minute.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • The average human blinks his eyes 6,205,000 times each year.
  • The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
  • The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • Male eyes are about 0.5 mm bigger than female eyes.
  • When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
  • The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
  • Glands in the ear produce ear wax which protects the eardrum from dirt and dust. Its unpleasant smell stops insects from entering the ear.
  • Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t.
  • Your thumb is the same length of your nose.
  • A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
  • When you sneeze, all your bodily function – even your heart – stops.
  • The human tongue is about 10 cm (4 inches) long.

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