40 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Brain

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From common misconceptions that led to blockbuster movie plots to the difference between men and women, we count 40 mind-blowing facts about your brain.

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 Your brain isn’t fully complete when you finish puberty, in fact it isn’t done developing until you reach 30–40 years of age.

So for all of you that worry about how you’re not adult enough for your age, don’t worry. Unless you’re over the age of 40, in which case I don’t even know how you figured out how to turn your computer on with all that Alzheimer’s up in your head.

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The brain uses 15–20% of the body’s blood supply in order to feed the required amount of oxygen to your neurons.

Which is probably why vampires suck on peoples’ necks, it’s all science and well thought out thoughts.

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 There’s a virus called ATCV-1 that normally attacks green algae found in fresh water but can also attack human brains, causing lowered intelligence.

This explains a lot. At least half of the internet must have a diet that consists entirely of green algae.

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The human brain has enough electricity flowing through it to power a light bulb, so to any robots out there, we would make really crappy power-sources and there’s no need to farm us for energy.

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Your brain is made up of 60% fat cells; you better make sure to do some maths to burn that brain fat. Although, the brain weighs around 3 pounds or 1.35 kilograms, so I guess you don’t really too much about burning brain fat unless you’re one of them aliens with big heads.

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Children that experience family violence show the same brain activity as soldiers that fight in wars.

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There are taste sensors found in many places throughout your body, including your digestive tract, anus and brain.

I know this is about the brain but can we take a second to think about just how gross that is? I mean I know we can’t actually taste with our ass but now I’m stuck with the horrible thought of what it would be like if we did.

And now you are too. Enjoy.

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The person that performed the autopsy on Albert Einstein stole his brain from the corpse despite Einstein’s wish that his brain was cremated.

He wanted his brain to be cremated to prevent people from worshiping it, but that didn’t work because I have a shrine to Einstein’s brain in my closet that I kneel in front of every night.

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During the early stages of prenatal development neurons grow at a rate of 250,000 per minute.

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A common misconception is that humans have the largest brain to body ratio of any animal this is untrue, ants have a larger brain to body ratio, but then ants are also much more intelligent than humans they’re just better at hiding it from the dude with the binoculars on the moon.

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