No matter how far technology comes or modern medicine advances, the fact still remains that the human body is pretty incredible all by itself. In a time when movies and television are focusing on characters with super human powers, like strength and speed, it can be easy to feel like your average body isn't anything to really rave about. But before you resign yourself to lying on the couch, envying Jessica Jones' incredible skills, cheer up. There are all sorts of facts about your body that are downright mind-blowing, and prove that you're just as impressive as a super hero.
Pretty much everyone knows the basic amazing facts about the human body: giving birth is mind-blowing and nothing short of miraculous, everybody’s fingerprints are unique to them, and, thanks to the adorable kid in Jerry Maguire, we know the average human head weighs eight pounds. But what about the kind of information that literally makes you stop and think about how amazing the human body actually is? You don’t have to be an expert scientist or believe in creationism or evolution to appreciate the types of facts that truly put things into perspective about how crazy life on this little blue planet can be.