10 Interesting Facts about Brain

Brain is the most mysterious organ in our body. There may still be a million things that we don’t know about our brain. We do know that brain does the whole work, keeps our senses alive and the limbs moving. But there are some facts that people like you and me don’t know much about. Let’s change that and blow our ‘brains’ out (wink).

#1. I feel no pain

So says the brain. Turns out it’s completely true. Brain cannot feel any pain. Brain lacks pain receptors which makes this fact possible. That is why it is possible to operate on a brain while the patient is still awake.

#2. Miles and miles of blood vessels

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The brain has hundreds of thousands miles of blood vessels, so much so that it can cover the earth four times around. Wait, it doesn’t end here. Brain is made up of hundred billion neurons, which can cover up a galaxy. But it still covers only 2% of our body, and yet consumes 20% of the total oxygen intake. Who’s complaining, it totally deserves it.

#3. Right or wrong, sorry, left…

We all know that the brain is divided into two identical looking parts, a more appropriate word, symmetrical; and the two of them work together, like best of friends. But they have their character differences. The left side of the brain is associated with rational and analytical characteristics; the right part of the brain on the other hand stands for more creative things. One more strange fact is that the right part of our body is managed by the left part of the brain and vice versa.

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