How Well Do You Know Your Body

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  • 1. 

    Which nails grows faster

    • A.

      Toenails

    • B.

      Fingernails

    • C.

      Both grow the same speed

    • D.

      Hair

    Correct Answer
    B. Fingernails
    Explanation
    Fingernails grow faster than toenails. This is because fingernails are exposed to more external factors such as daily activities, which can stimulate nail growth. Additionally, fingernails have a higher blood supply compared to toenails, allowing them to grow at a faster rate.

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  • 2. 

    How fast is a sneeze?

    • A.

      1 mph

    • B.

      10 mph

    • C.

      60 mph

    • D.

      100 mph

    Correct Answer
    D. 100 mph
    Explanation
    A sneeze can travel at a speed of 100 mph. When a person sneezes, air is forcefully expelled from their nose and mouth. This force can propel the droplets containing the sneeze at a high velocity. Studies have shown that sneezes can travel up to 100 mph, which is comparable to the speed of a car on the highway. This high speed is why it is important to cover your mouth and nose when sneezing to prevent the spread of germs and droplets to others.

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  • 3. 

    What does your spine do?

    • A.

      Lets you stand up

    • B.

      Lets you bend and twist

    • C.

      Protects your spinal cord

    • D.

      All of the answere

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the answere
    Explanation
    The spine performs multiple functions. It enables us to stand up by providing support and stability to the body. It also allows us to bend and twist, facilitating movement and flexibility. Additionally, the spine plays a crucial role in protecting the spinal cord, which is a vital part of the central nervous system responsible for transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Therefore, the correct answer is that the spine does all of these functions.

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  • 4. 

    About how many taste buds are on your tongue?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      10,000

    • D.

      10 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 10,000
    Explanation
    There are approximately 10,000 taste buds on the human tongue. Taste buds are small sensory organs that detect different tastes such as sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. They are located on the papillae, which are small bumps on the tongue's surface. These taste buds contain taste receptor cells that send signals to the brain when they come into contact with food or drink, allowing us to perceive and differentiate flavors.

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  • 5. 

    How much does your hair grow in one year?

    • A.

      2 inches

    • B.

      4 inches

    • C.

      6 inches

    • D.

      8 inches

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 inches
    Explanation
    On average, hair grows about half an inch per month, which adds up to 6 inches in a year. This growth rate can vary depending on factors such as genetics, health, and hair care practices. Therefore, the correct answer is 6 inches.

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  • 6. 

    How do your eyes change as you get older

    • A.

      Your pupils get larger

    • B.

      Your pupils get smaller

    • C.

      Your whites get whiter

    • D.

      Your whites get grayer

    Correct Answer
    B. Your pupils get smaller
    Explanation
    As you get older, your eyes undergo various changes. One of these changes is that your pupils tend to get smaller. This is due to the natural aging process and the loss of elasticity in the muscles that control the size of the pupil. Smaller pupils allow less light to enter the eye, which can result in decreased visual acuity, especially in low-light conditions.

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  • 7. 

    How tiny is your smallest bone?

    • A.

      Size of a safety pin

    • B.

      Size of a grain of rice

    • C.

      Size of a grain of sand

    • D.

      None of these choices

    Correct Answer
    B. Size of a grain of rice
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "size of a grain of rice". The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone, which is located in the middle ear. It is approximately the size of a grain of rice. This bone plays a crucial role in transmitting sound vibrations from the outer ear to the inner ear.

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  • 8. 

    Where is your smallest muscle?

    • A.

      Eyes

    • B.

      Ears

    • C.

      Fingers

    • D.

      Heart

    Correct Answer
    B. Ears
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ears because the smallest muscle in the human body is the stapedius muscle, which is located in the middle ear. This muscle is responsible for regulating the movement of the smallest bone in the body, the stapes bone, which is essential for hearing.

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  • 9. 

    How much of our bodies are water?

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      60%

    • C.

      75%

    • D.

      80%

    Correct Answer
    B. 60%
    Explanation
    Approximately 60% of our bodies are water. Water is essential for the functioning of our cells, organs, and tissues. It helps regulate body temperature, aids in digestion, transports nutrients and oxygen, and removes waste products. Maintaining proper hydration is crucial for overall health and well-being.

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  • 10. 

    What is your largest organ

    • A.

      Brain

    • B.

      Stomach

    • C.

      Spine

    • D.

      Skin

    Correct Answer
    D. Skin
    Explanation
    The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It covers the entire external surface and protects the underlying tissues and organs. It acts as a barrier against pathogens, regulates body temperature, and helps in the synthesis of vitamin D. The skin also plays a role in sensory perception, allowing us to feel touch, pressure, and pain. Therefore, the skin is considered the largest organ due to its extensive coverage and numerous functions.

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  • 11. 

    How many miles of blood vessels are in your body?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      1,000

    • D.

      100,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 100,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 100,000. This is because the human body has an extensive network of blood vessels that transport blood throughout the body. These blood vessels include arteries, veins, and capillaries. The total length of these blood vessels in an average adult is estimated to be around 100,000 miles.

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