Do you really think you know yourself? The following few facts about your body will leave you in a shocking phase. Do not believe me? Read on…
Do feet get bigger when you grow old?
By the time you are 70, your feet may undergo enough wear and tear causing your tendons and ligaments of the feet to stretch and expand. In such a case, a person’s feet increase by up to 1 shoe size. However, this does not happen to everyone. It is common in people suffering from obesity, diabetes and people who are overweight.
The Feeling of Your Stomach in Your Throat
A roller coaster ride not only takes you on the ride but also your internal organs. Although the seat belt of the coaster keeps your rear body in its place, the organs in the upper body like stomach get a little displaced from their original place while you are in the mid-air or hung upside down. This happens due to the fact that organs are loosely bound inside the body. However, even the worst roller coaster ride does not harm your organs and everything returns to its original place once the ride stops.
The Old-Person Smell
You would be shocked to know that every one of us has a different kind of smell that our nose has learnt to ignore in the daily routine because it smells so familiar now. However, the smell that we carry changes as we grow old. Interestingly, the old people have the most pleasant smell while the younger ones have the worst smell. Not exactly what you were hoping, I bet!
Why Does Food at Room Temperature Tastes Bad?
Food, in general, is tasty when it is hot. This is because of the taste buds on our tongue that receipt to the bitterness do not respond to the hot food. For example, even the most bitter coffee tastes delicious to us when it is hot. Whereas when food is consumed at room temperature, the bitter buds on the tongue open their cards and give you a hard time while eating the food.
Why do We Have Fingerprints?
One of the biggest mystery of the human body is the existence of fingerprints. While we do know that no 2 people have the same set of fingerprints, we are not sure why this is so. At first, it was believed that fingerprints help us to hold onto smoother material easily. However, this theory was later proved wrong. Then a few scientists said that finger prints help us to whack off water from our fingertips and that these marks provide the skin with its ability to stretch. While this is still under questions, we are yet to find out their real purpose.