15 Gross Things You Didn't Know Your Body Does All The Time

The human body is capable of a lot of amazing things, but what few people realize is that your body is doing some disgusting stuff too.

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15. Trillions Of Tiny Critters Use Your Gut As A Poop Buffet

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Gut flora is a community of microorganisms you carry in your intestines. Their job is to eat the stuff out of your poop that your digestive tract couldn't break down. They're not part of your body, they're separate beings that just live inside of you. Without them you'd be malnourished, but with them... you have trillions of poop-eating critters in your gut.

Gut flora is a community of microorganisms you carry in your intestines. Their job is to eat the stuff out of your poop that your digestive tract couldn't break down. They're not part of your body, they're separate beings that just live inside of you. Without them you'd be malnourished, but with them... you have trillions of poop-eating critters in your gut.

14. You Protect And Cleaning Your Ear With Unnecessarily Waxy Crud

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Take a breath and prepare for a tough fact. You're supposed to leave your ear wax where it is. Cerumen is there to protect your ear from physical damage and bacterial infection. Why it's so disgusting is another example of nature's sick sense of humor. It balances itself out on its own and only a doctor can tell you if there's too much (it's usually not).

Take a breath and prepare for a tough fact. You're supposed to leave your ear wax where it is. Cerumen is there to protect your ear from physical damage and bacterial infection. Why it's so disgusting is another example of nature's sick sense of humor. It balances itself out on its own and only a doctor can tell you if there's too much (it's usually not).

13. You Swallow Just Under A Quart Of Snot -- Daily

You Swallow Just Under A Quart Of Snot -- Daily Getty Images
Your nose and throat are connected at a junction called your velopharyngeal closure. Your nose creates mucus and mucus is a handy thing for keeping stuff lubricated -- like your digestive tract. Your nose dumps just about a quart of the stuff down your throat in the course of a day. You never notice it, and it just passes through.

Your nose and throat are connected at a junction called your velopharyngeal closure. Your nose creates mucus and mucus is a handy thing for keeping stuff lubricated -- like your digestive tract. Your nose dumps just about a quart of the stuff down your throat in the course of a day. You never notice it, and it just passes through.

12. You Have A Civilization Of Mites Living On Your Face That You'd Never Know About If We Didn't Just Tell You

You Have A Civilization Of Mites Living On Your Face That You'd Never Know About If We Didn't Just Tell You Pinterest
The eyelash mite, better known as demodex. Two different demodex species live in and on your face right now. They're in your eyelashes, nose, eyebrows, folds of your nose, and everywhere else. Demodex are classified as a commensal; meaning they don't affect the host organism in the slightest. In fact, unless they have a population boom for some reason -- you'd never know they were there. (Ed: If you're itching your face right now, you're not alone.)

The eyelash mite, better known as demodex. Two different demodex species live in and on your face right now. They're in your eyelashes, nose, eyebrows, folds of your nose, and everywhere else. Demodex are classified as a commensal; meaning they don't affect the host organism in the slightest. In fact, unless they have a population boom for some reason -- you'd never know they were there. (Ed: If you're itching your face right now, you're not alone.)

11. It Often Takes More Than Two Days For Your Poop To Find Its Way Out

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Once a meal hits your stomach, it takes about an hour for half of it to get broken down and sent downtown, and everything makes its way out in about two hours. Once it hits your intestines, things slow down. Digested food moves through the small intestine in two hours, but the entire colon is a trip that takes anywhere from 12 to 50 hours to complete.

Once a meal hits your stomach, it takes about an hour for half of it to get broken down and sent downtown, and everything makes its way out in about two hours. Once it hits your intestines, things slow down. Digested food moves through the small intestine in two hours, but the entire colon is a trip that takes anywhere from 12 to 50 hours to complete.

10. You Remove And Recycle The Corpses Of Billions Of Dead Sperm -- Daily

You Remove And Recycle The Corpses Of Billions Of Dead Sperm -- Daily Getty Imges
Women are born with every single egg cell they'll ever have. Men, on the other hand, are more like an independent cake shop. We make our baby batter fresh every day. However, sperm has a shelf life. After a day or so without being called into battle, they die. It's up to the man's testicles to remove and recycle the sperm corpses, in order to make them into new sperm.

Women are born with every single egg cell they'll ever have. Men, on the other hand, are more like an independent cake shop. We make our baby batter fresh every day. However, sperm has a shelf life. After a day or so without being called into battle, they die. It's up to the man's testicles to remove and recycle the sperm corpses, in order to make them into new sperm.

9. The Average Human Can Puke Almost 3 Litres Of Material At Once

The Average Human Can Puke Almost 3 Litres Of Material At Once Reddit
While the standard measurement for how much you just puked is always "the most I've ever thrown up in my life", it has an actual number. 1/3 of a gallon, or 3 litres is just about the average capacity of the human stomach. This means that given the opportunity, you could win a puking contest by filling a soda bottle and then some.

While the standard measurement for how much you just puked is always "the most I've ever thrown up in my life", it has an actual number. 1/3 of a gallon, or 3 litres is just about the average capacity of the human stomach. This means that given the opportunity, you could win a puking contest by filling a soda bottle and then some.

8. Sweat Stinks Because It's Club Med For Bacteria

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Believe it or not, sweat has no odor. It's mostly water and exists just to cool you off when you're doing hot things. It smells bad because warm, sweaty places are where a certain type of bacteria loves to congregate. Luckily, these bacteria bring the stank with them.

Believe it or not, sweat has no odor. It's mostly water and exists just to cool you off when you're doing hot things. It smells bad because warm, sweaty places are where a certain type of bacteria loves to congregate. Luckily, these bacteria bring the stank with them.

7. Your Hair Covers Itself With The Same Stuff That's In Pimples

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Your skin and hair covers itself with sebum, a waxy/oily type of gunk that lubricates and protects you. When pores are clogged, the sebum backs up and makes a pimple. Your hair, on the other hand, protects itself from damage and infection by coating itself with sebum. This is why daily shampooing is actually pretty bad for you, and many dermatologists suggest you knock off shampooing altogether.

Your skin and hair covers itself with sebum, a waxy/oily type of gunk that lubricates and protects you. When pores are clogged, the sebum backs up and makes a pimple. Your hair, on the other hand, protects itself from damage and infection by coating itself with sebum. This is why daily shampooing is actually pretty bad for you, and many dermatologists suggest you knock off shampooing altogether.

6. Sneezes Travel Over Half A Football Field

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The average human sneeze will travel over 200 feet. That's impressive except when you realize that the average sneeze sends over 100,00 bacteria the entire journey. There's some discrepancy as to the velocity of a sneeze, however. Some say 100 mph, some have said as little as 30 mph.

The average human sneeze will travel over 200 feet. That's impressive except when you realize that the average sneeze sends over 100,00 bacteria the entire journey. There's some discrepancy as to the velocity of a sneeze, however. Some say 100 mph, some have said as little as 30 mph.

5. You Leave Your Skin Literally Everywhere You Go

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Every year you shed eight pounds of dead skin. This is because as you move around and do things, skin cells just rain off of you, going every which way. So much so, that over 80% of household dust is dead skin.

Every year you shed eight pounds of dead skin. This is because as you move around and do things, skin cells just rain off of you, going every which way. So much so, that over 80% of household dust is dead skin.

4. Up To 35 Different Types Of Microorganisms Live Your Vagina

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Vaginal flora exists and serves a number of purposes. These little critters live inside the vagina, from labia to cervix, and serve many purposes. Most of them produce types of lactic acid that fight off infection and disease while others simply tidy up the place. Allowing these creatures to live inside your vagina is part of maintaining a healthy vagina.

Vaginal flora exists and serves a number of purposes. These little critters live inside the vagina, from labia to cervix, and serve many purposes. Most of them produce types of lactic acid that fight off infection and disease while others simply tidy up the place. Allowing these creatures to live inside your vagina is part of maintaining a healthy vagina.

3. You Can Fill A Shot Glass With Pee In Less Than Two Seconds (Faster If You're A Girl)

You Can Fill A Shot Glass With Pee In Less Than Two Seconds (Faster If You're A Girl) Getty Images
Urine flow rate is how your doctor measures how much pee comes out of you at once. The average flow for an adult varies by gender because of plumbing design. A healthy adult male lets out 12 mL/sec of urine, while a woman pees 18 mL/sec. This means you could fill a 1.5 oz shot glass in just under 2 sec. However, the girl will win that bizarre contest you're holding.

Urine flow rate is how your doctor measures how much pee comes out of you at once. The average flow for an adult varies by gender because of plumbing design. A healthy adult male lets out 12 mL/sec of urine, while a woman pees 18 mL/sec. This means you could fill a 1.5 oz shot glass in just under 2 sec. However, the girl will win that bizarre contest you're holding.

2. Your Stomach Uses Absurdly Strong Acid But Protects You With Mucus

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Stomach acid is among the strongest acids known to mankind. So strong that it could dissolve a razor blade if you needed to. Why it doesn't eat its way out of your stomach like the alien blood in Alien... is because of mucus. A thin lining of mucus is all that keeps your stomach from digesting itself.

Stomach acid is among the strongest acids known to mankind. So strong that it could dissolve a razor blade if you needed to. Why it doesn't eat its way out of your stomach like the alien blood in Alien... is because of mucus. A thin lining of mucus is all that keeps your stomach from digesting itself.

1. Your Eyes Let The Trash Pile Up While You Sleep

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Eye discharge is commonly known as "sleep in your eye" or "eye boogers." This happens because the dirt and crud your eyes would have washed away with tears, is just allowed to pile up while you sleep. Eyes don't make tears as much when you sleep, and these deposits are the leftover work.

Eye discharge is commonly known as "sleep in your eye" or "eye boogers." This happens because the dirt and crud your eyes would have washed away with tears, is just allowed to pile up while you sleep. Eyes don't make tears as much when you sleep, and these deposits are the leftover work.

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