Humans are weird, complex creatures. Despite thousands of years of thinking about ourselves, (because, let's face it, we think about ourselves a LOT), we have yet to understand even a fraction of what makes us us. Below are some bizarre, cool and totally random facts about humans that will hopefully leave with a whole new understanding of your own species.
1/30. Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).
2/30. The average American spends over 5 months of their life on the phone.
3/30. The brain releases so much dopamine during orgasms that a brain scan resembles that of someone on heroin.
4/30. People who procrastinate may be more likely to have insomnia, a study found.
5/30. Research conducted on comedians and funny people have shown they are usually more depressed than average.
6/30. Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child's life.
7/30. Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
8/30. You have Taste receptors in your stomach, intestines, pancreas, lungs, anus, testicles, and brain.
9/30. The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.
10/30. Farts have been clocked at a speed of10 feet per second (7 mph).
11/30. The average person spends 3 months of its lifetime sitting on the toilet.
12/30. Men (who are attracted to women) spend almost a year of their lives staring at women, a survey found.
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13/30. According to Time magazine, a steady stream of minor accomplishments makes you more satisfied with your life than a few major accomplishments
14/30. People with many friends live an average of 3.7 years more than those who are socially isolated.
15/30. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
16/30. Joggers live, on average, six years longer.
17/30. Most people can survive for up to 2 months without eating, but people can only live up to 11 days without sleeping.
18/30. If everyone in the world washed their hands properly, a million lives could be saved a year.
19/30. The average British woman spends US$160,000 on make-up in a lifetime.
20/30. If Earth's history were condensed into 24 hours, life would've appeared at 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm and human history would've begun at 11:58:43pm.
21/30. Humans and dogs are the only two species known to seek visual clues from another's eyes. And dogs only do it with humans.
22/30. If you announce your goals to others, you are less likely to make them happen because you lose motivation, studies confirmed.
23/30. Your mind "rewrites" monotonous speech of boring people to make it sound more interesting.
24/30. The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
25/30. The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to studies.
26/30. Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
27/30. The brain treats rejection like physical pain, according to scientists.
28/30. 68% of the people suffer from Phantom Vibration Syndrome, the feeling that one's phone is vibrating when it's not.
29/30. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
30/30. Research has revealed that left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress far more than those who are right-handed.