1 | Spruce can grow in human lungs
A 28-year-old patient named Artyom Sidorkin reportedly inhaled the seed of a fir tree, which had sprouted and grown in his lung. The doctors thought it was a tumor and were surprised when they made the discovery.
2 | If the sun were to explode right now, you wouldn’t know about it for another eight minutes
The energy of the explosion will spread at the speed of light, which means that the journey from the Sun to the Earth will take 8 minutes and 20 seconds.
3 | More than 80 million bacteria can be exchanged in one kiss
People in long-term relationships are more likely to have the same types of microbiota in their mouths.
4 | Botflies are insects whose larvae hide under the skin
At this time, you can see how they move under your flesh.
5 | Japanese giant hornets have a sting that can crater the skin or even cause death
They are also attracted to human sweat, that’s all.
6 | Brain aneurysm is very common in the United States
About 1 in 50 people in the United States currently have a brain aneurysm that just didn’t rupture. This is about 6.5 million people.
7 | There are over 200 corpses on top of Everest
Since retrieving them involves such a risk, they serve as markers for other tourists. The most common cause of death on Everest is an avalanche.
8 | Horned toads can squirt blood from their eyes
This is a very convenient way to get rid of garbage.
9 | Oh, and some moths drink human blood
Vampire butterflies feed on the blood of mammals, including humans. They can suck blood for up to 50 minutes.
10 | When you die, your house cat will want to eat you
And if your cat doesn’t, your intestinal flora may start to take over your body and colonize your internal organs.
11 | You swallow 1 to 2 cups of mucus every day
That’s over 22 gallons a year!
12 | On average, between 100,000 and 10 million dust mites live on a bed
But don’t worry, they just want to eat your dead skin.
13 | On average, you release 26 gallons of sweat into your bed per year
This means that on average you sweat just over 1 cup a day.
14 | The air you breathe at the train station is 15% human skin
If you think leaving the train station will save you from inhaling leather, just know that about 80% of the floating goggles you see in a sunbeam are also leather.
15 | Cockroaches have been recorded to eat human flesh
Cockroaches have been recorded to eat human flesh, both living and dead, as well as nails, eyelashes, feet, and hands. The American cockroach and the German cockroach are more likely to bite humans than other species.