Our bodies are strange and magical things. If we sit and actually contemplate how wonderful our bodies are and the functions that they do we might get overwhelmed. The fact that a heat never stops beating, or that our hair grows back all on its own. It makes us realize just how incredible it is to be living and breathing beings. Here are some little facts about the body that aren’t so common knowledge but that are just as equally mind-blowing.
Eyes Are Indicators You Are Too Cold
When you are too cold, hypothermia sets in. When this happens the blood vessels in your eyes constrict to save heat and energy. This will look like you eyes and pupils have gotten a lot smaller. Be careful when this happens because it could cause temporary blindness.
Your Left Ear Hears Better
You will be able to hear someone much better if you turn your left ear towards them. This is because the right ear is better at tracking moving sound while the left ear is better at tracking sound coming from a stationary object that is actively making sound.
You don’t actually need that medicine to cure your heartburn. Because your stomach and esophagus connect at an angle in your body, when you lie on your left side you are less likely to suffer from heartburn because the esophagus is lifted and the acid doesn’t travel upward.