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30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Humans

Here are 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Humans.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Humans

Transhumanism-Interesting Facts About Humans

1. There’s an intellectual and cultural movement called transhumanism (H+), which advocates using technology to eliminate ageing and increase human abilities to the point that we become ‘post-human’ – Source

2. There has been a reported case of human-to-human transmission of cancer, when a surgeon cut his hand while resecting a tumor and seeded the patient’s cancer cells on his hand. – Source

3. Violence has steadily declined over the course of human history, and we are currently in the midst of the most peaceful era yet. – Source

4. Theoretically humans can survive on just the diet of potatoes and butter. – Source

5. The modern knowledge on how the human body reacts to freezing is based almost exclusively on Nazi human experimentation during World War II on Prisoners of Wars and Jews. – Source

6-10 Interesting Facts About Humans

Human Eye-Interesting Facts About Humans

6. The human eye is sensitive enough to spot a candle flame up to 30miles (48 km) away assuming you are standing on a flat earth and are in complete darkness. – Source

7. “There has not been one documented case of any health problem in humans” caused by GMOs – Source

8. There are currently more than 27 million slaves in the world, more than any time in human history. – Source

9. If humans were capable of hearing frequencies lower than 20 Hz, we would hear our muscles moving. – Source

10. There exists a song composed solely for stress testing auto-pianos, and is not remotely playable by humans. This song is called Circus Galop. – Source

11-15 Interesting Facts About Humans

Earwax-Interesting Facts About Humans

11. Earwax has antimicrobial properties that reduce the viability of bacteria and fungus in the human ear. – Source

12. Groups of human beings, left free to each regulate themselves, tend to produce spontaneous order, rather than meaningless chaos – Source

13. Human females are the only mammals that have permanently swollen breasts after they reach maturity. Other animals only have them when nursing. – Source

14. Scientists have calculated that the chemical elements that make a human body is worth roughly about $160 – Source

15. In some countries such as Mexico, Germany and Austria Prison escape is not punishable by law, if the escaper doesn’t break any other laws due to the fact that it is a human instinct to be free. – Source


16-20 Interesting Facts About Humans

DNP-Interesting Facts About Humans

16. There is a drug, called DNP, which causes the human body to effectively burn body fat at an extremely fast rate. The downside is that most of the energy stored in the fat is released as heat when it is metabolized. Taking too much DNP will literally cook you to death. – Source

17. Human fingers can feel objects as small as 13 nanometers. “This means that, if your finger was the size of the Earth, you could feel the difference between houses from cars.” – Source

18. In addition to the well-known 5 human senses, humans have 15 “other senses” that include things like balance and acceleration, temperature, pain, time, as well as internal senses for suffocation, thirst, and fullness. – Source

19. Human bodies would be unharmed in the vacuum of space for a short period of time. You would survive long enough to suffocate, and would not explode. – Source

20. Humans are just about the best endurance runners in the animal kingdom, including horses, and only get better the longer the distance. Early humans literally used run their prey to exhaustion and death – Source

21-25 Interesting Facts About Humans

Yawning-Interesting Facts About Humans

21. Yawning is not only contagious to humans, but dogs as well. “Catching” someone’s yawn may be tied to feelings of empathy, which suggests that dogs may be able to empathize with their human companions. – Source

22. Due to the decline in fertility that tends to accompany wealth, human population is expected to stabilize at near 9 billion by 2050. – Source

23. A mere 12,000 years ago, a species closely related to the modern humans had been living on an Indonesian island. They used fire and rather advanced tools, yet were only about 3 feet tall and weighed around 25kg. – Source

24. Despite Charles Darwin’s theories were abused for racism, Darwin himself always considered all modern humans to belong to one species. – Source

25. Human breast milk contains sugars (oligosaccharides) intended to feed intestinal bacteria, rather than the infant itself. – Source

26-30 Interesting Facts About Humans

Laetoli footprints-Interesting Facts About Humans

26. The 3.6 million year old Laetoli footprints, one of the most important finds concerning Human evolution and evidence of upright bipedal walking, was discovered by paleoanthropologist, Andrew Hill, when he dove into the ground during the middle of an elephant dung fight with a colleague of his. – Source

27. Pair of human feet consist of 52 bones and account for 25% of all bones in the body. – Source

28. Lactase Persistence, the ability of humans to digest milk as an adult, is only common among Europeans and those of European ancestry, as a unique mutation. Most of the global population, including 90% of the Asians and 100% of Native Americans, have some degree of lactose intolerance. – Source

29. When the human body is deprived of adequate nutrition, testosterone levels drop, but estrogen levels remain constant, causing a hormonal imbalance and thus create gynecomastia or “man boobs”. – Source

30. Some historians believe that humans developed agriculture, so that they could make more alcohol. – Source

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