We have about 6 million odor detecting cells. That’s nothing compared to dogs, who have 220 million of them.
The phrase “wake up and smell the coffee” has some merit behind it. It turns out that we can’t smell in our sleep. When we’re asleep our sense of smell shuts down.
The least sensitive part of your body? The back. It contains only a very small part of the somatosensory cortex.
Before we are born, our sense of smell is already fully functioning. It is the first of our senses to develop. Also, our sense of smell is stronger in the Spring and Summer because of the additional moisture in the air.
A single eye contains more than 2 million working parts and has the ability to spot a lit candle from 14 miles away.
The smallest of noises can cause our pupils to dilate. It is for this reason that surgeons are so bothered when uninvited noises make their way into the room. Even the most subtle noise can slightly blur their vision.
After one year, people can remember smells with an amazing 65% accuracy. When it comes to vision, our recall is at about 50% after only 3 months.
Our ears have the ability to accurately tell us which direction a noise is coming from. However, they are less adept at recognizing how far away the source of the noise is.
Swedish pilot Malin Rydqvist, 29, is a Boeing 737 pilot based in Croatia and is an accomplished yogi. She likes to show off her hot yoga moves against a backdrop of eye-catching scenery around the world in between flights and posts them on Instagram.