12 Weird Facts About Your Body
From why we don’t poop at night, to why cold coffee tastes bad, here are 12 weird facts about your body.
- Women’s bodies don’t handle cold as well men’s. When exposed to the same cold temps, blood vessels in women’s fingers constrict more than men’s do.
- Motion sickness is caused by the movement of your organs. When you’re on a roller coaster, your stomach and intestines actually move, which is what causes the motion sickness sensation.
- “Old person smell” is an actual thing. In fact, people have distinctive scents at different ages of their lives. BUT, old people’s scent is actually milder than young people’s scent.
- Fingerprints don’t help us grip things. They may actually make it harder to grip some surfaces.
- Your feet continue to grow as you age. By the age of 60 or 70, your foot may have increased by a full shoe size.
- Achy joints really can forecast the weather. Atmospheric pressure often drops before foul weather, and, while the sensation is slight, people with inflamed joints can detect it.
- Your teeth shift as you age. Whether your wore braces or not.
- Your diaphragm causes the pain in your side when you run. Taking slower, deeper breaths can help.
- You can ditch hiccups by holding your breath. This prevents spasms in the diaphragm
- Bacteria in your armpits makes the stink. Bacteria eat the oil your pits secrete – thus releasing the funk.
- There’s a reason why you hate cold soup. Certain taste buds are more sensitive to foods at room temperature, which can make the flavors stronger. In a bad way.
- There’s a reason why we don’t poop at night. The neurons on our guts are sensitive to our body’s circadian rhythms, so they “know” not to go in the middle of the night.