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Body Facts


  • Your body needs sleep. Staying awake for two weeks can be enough to kill you.
  • More than 200 types of different organisms live inside or on your body at any time.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from the birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • Hair grows all over your body except the palms of your hands, soles of your feet and your lips.
  • There is enough iron in the human body to make a nail.
  • More than 100 million micro-organisms live in your mouth at any time.
  • The acid in your stomach is so strong that it can dissolve steel razor blades!
  • The average person loses 200 milliliters (7 fluid ounces) of water a day in their faeces.
  • All the bacteria living inside your body would fill six teaspoons.
  • Ten billion scales of skin fall of your body every day.
  • Adult feet produce about a quarter of a cup of sweat a day from 250,000 pores – wait four days and you could make a cup of foot-sweat tea!
  • When a wound gets infected, it oozes yellow pus. Pus is a mixture of dead blood cells, bacteria and other dead cells from your body.
  • Most people have mites – very tiny creatures related to spiders– living in their eyelashes, eyebrows, ears and noses.
  • About 70 milliliters (around 2.5 fluid ounces) of blood are spurted out of your heart with each beat.
  • The palms of the hands are the sweatiest parts of the body, followed by the feet.
  • If you don't brush plaque off your teeth, it hardens into a substance called tartar which is like cement and impossible to remove with your toothbrush.
  • The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
  • Your intestines are about four times your height– they fit because they're all squashed up and coiled around.


Hadeeth Newsflash

Reported by Jundub bin `Abdullah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Once someone said: `By Allah! Allah will not forgive such and such (a person).' Thereupon Allah, the Exalted and the Glorious, said: `Who is he who takes an oath in My Name that I will not grant pardon to so-and-so? I have granted pardon to so-and-so and rendered your good deeds fruitless.''' [Muslim]

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