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We all know that your fingerprints and you DNA are unique from person to person. However, did you know that there are many other parts of the human body that are different from one person to the next. These include your foot print, your irises, and your ear shape!

Contributed by Ariel Bee

In the next 30 seconds...

Contributed by Rochelle Warren

Breast milk can prevent babies from developing allergies when they are older

Contributed by Bridgette Saroff

Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body.

If you’ve ever had a covering of stubble on your face as you’re clocking out at 5 o’clock you’re probably pretty familiar with this. In fact, if the average man never shaved his beard it would grow to over 30 feet during his lifetime, longer than a killer whale

Contributed by Morgan Downey

The brain is much more active at night than during the day.

Logically, you would think that all the moving around, complicated calculations and tasks and general interaction we do on a daily basis during our working hours would take a lot more brain power than, say, lying in bed. Turns out, the opposite is true. When you turn off your brain turns on. Scientists don’t yet know why this is but you can thank the hard work of your brain while you sleep for all those pleasant dreams.

Contributed by Morgan Downey

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per...

Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car

Contributed by Morgan Downey

I learned in my high school anatomy class a good way to remember the last 3 sections of the intestine--the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ilium. just remember...Don't Jump In!

Contributed by Brianna Kay Colbert

What are your thoughts and comments on the lack of regulation on chemical rich cleaning products?

Contributed by Pedro Menchaca

Sperm will attack other sperm cells when making their journey toward the uterus and egg to ensure their shot at fertalization.

Contributed by Tiana Lynn Diaz

Yes indeed

Contributed by Mary Joseph