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Human body

The human body is the entire structure of a human being. It is composed of many different types of cells that together create tissues and subsequently organ systems. They ensure homeostasis and the viability of the human body.

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If you really think about it, no one has ever actually seen themselves in person or how others see us. We've seen reflections, pictures, maybe ourselves in the mirror, but that's about it. Wow... I know

Contributed by Makalah McElroy

Fun Fact!

Can you believe we actually glow?

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You cannot tickle yourself

Some scientist are saying that the brain anticipates the sensation which prepares the body and prevents the effects from occurring. Unlike when another human being tickles us which we do not anticipate.

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better than drinking baking soda

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to stay alkaline simply drink 1 tsp of baking soda in a glass of water daily

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blood pH is slightly alkaline at 7.35

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The strength of human hair

Besides being flammable, human hair decays so slowly it's considered to be non-disintegrative, it cannot be destroyed by cold, change of climate, water and is resistant to many acids and corrosive chemicals. Although anyone who dyes their hair a lot knows it can destroy your hair!

Contributed by Beth Wiecher

The human body is incredibly complex in its organization and structure. I am a visual learner and find this site very helpful for understanding such a complicated subject.

Contributed by Kristin Bonstingl

This man is slowly turning into a tree because of a form of the disease Human Papaloma Virus. This immunodeficiency causes him to grow "roots" from his limbs and looks like a tree. Doctors have volunteered to help remove the roots and live a more normal life.

Contributed by Sara Hills

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