Our bodies hide many mysteries. We bet you’ve wondered at least once why people hiccup or how many mosquitos are needed to drink the blood of one entire person. All these and many other questions already have scientific answers. We collected the most interesting facts about the human body. We bet you haven’t even suspected many of them.
1. Humans and slugs have a lot in common
Humans and slugs have many more common features than you’d think at first glance. Our DNA is 70% identical to the DNA of slugs. A long time ago, all animals had one common ancestor just like plants: the DNA of a human and a banana are 50% identical. Therefore, a human is half a banana or 40% cucumber. All living creatures on Earth are relatives to an extent — this simply means at some point in time, our development had taken a different path.
2. Nails on fingers grow faster than nails on toes
Nails on fingers grow faster because they have more frequent contact with sunlight. Also, nails on your working hand grow faster than those on your non-working hand, while the longest nail is always on the middle finger. Moreover, the bigger the finger, the longer its nails are, however, no one knows for sure why.