The Weirdest Facts About the Human Body That You Had No Idea Were Real

When you stop to think about it, you realize how amazing your body really is. Your heart pumps blood, your lungs take in oxygen, and your brain forms thoughts all without thinking about it. And while you’re aware your body’s going through thousands of processes all at once, there are a few things it does that you had no idea about.

Here are the most bizarre facts about your body you never considered, including the weirdest thing that happens once you reach age 60 (No. 9).

1. The acid in your stomach can dissolve razor blades

Photo of a woman holding her stomach, which is outlined in red

Photo of a woman holding her stomach, which is outlined in red | Tharakorn/iStock/Getty Images

You probably don’t want to test this one out, but your stomach acid is seriously strong. And says several studies have found the contents of your stomach could do a serious number on a razor blade.

To put it into perspective, your blood has a pH level of around 7.4., which is slightly alkaline. On the other hand, your stomach acid is around a pH level of 1 or 2, which is highly acidic. And you can thank your stomach’s protective lining for not damaging itself with its acidity.

Next: You definitely don’t know this strange fact about your teeth.

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