The Seven Craziest Facts About The Human Body
The Body Can Produce It’s Own Aspirin
A report in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that eating fruits and vegetables might actually help the human body make its own aspirin.
The report claims that benzoic acid, a natural substance in fruits and vegetables, can help make an acid found in aspirin: salicylic acid. That acid is the key component for pain relief and anti-inflammation.
Facts About The Human Body: The Body Grows Overnight
Humans grow up to half an inch taller as they sleep, as it is a time when excess fluid between our discs replenishes itself and thus stretches our limbs. Conversely, our discs undergo stress and compress themselves throughout the waking hours. The result? The replenished fluid seeps out.
Despite how lifeless we may feel in the morning, the human body makes enough heat to bring half a gallon of water to boil in only thirty minutes.