- The human body is full of weird things like snot, gas, and even critters.
- For example, there could be tiny mites living in your eyelashes.
- There’s also acid strong enough to dissolve metal and more bacteria than human cells.
Even though we often take our bodies for granted, they do some amazing things. As PBS puts it, “Your body is the most sophisticated organism on earth.” Of course, some bodily functions might seem weird or gross — passing gas, throwing up, blowing your nose — but they serve important purposes.
Because of those bodily functions, there are also some pretty weird things in the human body. For instance, here are 12 things you might not realize could be inside your body right now. While many are related to normal bodily functions, a couple of them don’t serve a known purpose.
Did you know that the acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve metal? According to SFGATE, that’s the case. In fact, it says the pH of stomach acid is about 2. To put that in perspective, Healthline says the pH of stomach acid is “only one or two spots higher” than battery acid. In other words, it’s quite acidic.
So, why doesn’t stomach acid dissolve your stomach itself? SFGATE says that’s because “your stomach is coated with a form of mucus that protects the lining against such a strong acid.” As a result, stomach acid can break down the contents of your stomach without damaging your actual stomach.