In life, facts can be stranger than fiction. Read below for a few interesting and strange facts about life.

Strange Facts About Life

Life by itself is strange. Till date, other than faith, there are no clear answers on how a variety of chemicals and molecules came together to form this complex entity called life. In fact, every aspect of life is strange, right from tiny microbes to the remarkable achievements of the human brain over other life forms. Life is such a complex entity that it cannot be characterized under any definition. So, instead of wasting our energies on defining life it will make more sense if we confine our interests to the wonder that it is. Only in one aspect the human life and other forms of life share a similarity. And that is the will to live. It is an inherent instinct that binds all forms of life and is the fundamental law of nature. Since the will to live is such a dominant characteristic, every form of life has various qualities that help it to live. In life, it is this quality that gives every form of life a strange dimension to the eyes of humans. Life becomes stranger when it contrasts our perception. Sometimes we are even surprised by certain facts that emerge in the human life itself. Needless, to say when you look for strange facts about life it won’t lead to a blank page. Read the article below for a few strange facts about life.
Strange Life Facts
  • Since the body of every living organism is made of cells even unicellular organisms are considered as living beings.
  • It is said that left handed people live nine years shorter than right handed people.
  • The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
  • At birth, a baby has about 300 bones, but as it ages to adulthood there are only 206 bones in the body. Additionally, babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  • Penguins have the capability to convert salt water to fresh water.
  • Sharks do not locate their prey using sight. They use their keen sense of smell and their ability to hear the heart beats of the prey to capture them.
  • The mouth has more bacteria then the entire population of the earth.
  • The most lethal electric eel can give a shock of 650 volts.
  • According to a study, it is very hard to tell a lie to a person whom one finds sexually attractive.
  • A mouse reaches sexual maturity in 35 days, while a female gorilla reaches that stage in six years.
  • Swearing is distinctly separate from speech and is also located in a different part of the brain.
  • The average force of the sneeze can be as high as 100 kilometers per hour. So, sometimes sneeze can dislocate the spine, rapture the ear drum or even cause a heart attack.
  • About one billion grains of pollen can be released by a single ragweed plant.
  • It has been found that snails can sleep for three years without eating anything.
  • Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second.
  • The only fish that can blink both the eyes is the shark.
  • The largest eyes in the world are those of giant squids.
  • On an average, it takes about seven minutes to fall asleep.
  • The formidable hair of the rhinoceroses is made of compacted hair.
  • Every minute about 300 million cells die in the body.
  • Almost 85% of all plant life lies in the ocean.

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