Things to know about the human body

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Human Body (1000 Things You Should Know About) by John Farndon

Early in the 17th century, Francis Bacon decided that the best way to learn about the world was to discover things for oneself. Since then, science has been a marriage of observation and experimentation. The experiments contained in each chapter allow young scientists to investigate basic principles using common household materials and easy-to-follow instructions. The titles are filled with dozens of color photographs that illustrate experiments and provide a glimpse of everyday and extraordinary uses of the subject. In addition, engaging features such as Did You Know? boxes provide fascinating facts. The In Focus sections offer in-depth looks at specific features of each subject. In The Real World boxes highlight pivotal experiments by real scientists.
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30 Facts You Never Knew about the Human Body

The reason why these things happen, however, is a bit more elusive. Here, we shed light on 11 bodily processes you know well, but might not fully understand. Muscle cramps are common while exercising, but they can also strike when you least expect it like in the middle of the night.
John Farndon

100 things to know about the human body

Public Domain Check out these interesting human body facts. Ever wondered how many times a minute a baby blinks? Or why babies have more bones than adults? Or how big your brain is without all those wrinkles? Or how long your intestines would be if you stretched them out?

Check out these 15 fascinating facts about our bodies…. Your mouth produces about one litre of saliva each day! The average person has 67 different species of bacteria in their belly button. You lose about 4kg of skin cells every year! Information zooms along nerves at about kmph! The human heart beats more than three billion times in an average lifespan.

You probably think you know your body pretty well. But did you have any idea that it has the power to digest metal? Or that your pinky is your strongest finger? You probably thought that a blink was just something you did to keep your eyes moist or keep dust out of them. That is a very valuable service, of course, but we actually blink way more than needed for that alone—about 15 to 20 times per minute. Big eyes may be considered beautiful by some, but they can cause nearsightedness. Also known as myopia, this condition that causes distant objects to look blurry is caused by light not properly reaching the retina.

Making positive changes to our health starts with understanding the human body.
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Cool things about our bodies…

You started off as an egg, so in order to calculate your true age, add the age your mother had you to your age now. Feeling a bit old?, The human body is everything that makes up, well, you.

Series: things to know. Write a review. You have 0 of these in your Basket. Did you know you cry two types of tears? And up to 30 trillion red blood cells pass through your heart in a minute? With colourful, infographic-style illustrations this informative book is packed with surprising facts and useful information on exactly topics about the human body. A useful reference book for home, school and general knowledge quizzes.


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