Fun Facts about the human brain

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

  • Your brain uses 20% of your body's energy, but it makes up only 2% of your body's weight.
  • Your cerebral cortex is about as thick as a tongue depressor. It grows thicker as you learn and use it.
  • Your brain is about 1300-1400 cubic centimeters in volume, about the size of a cantaloupe and wrinkled like a walnut.
  • Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you're awake-enough to illuminate a light bulb.
  • A newborn baby's brain grows almost 3 times in course of first year
  • Humans have the most complex brain of any animal on earth.
  • Your brain is divided into two sides. The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body; and, the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body.
  • Overexposure to aluminum compounds—in foil, cookware, deodorants, antacids, toothpaste—can affect brain function
  • A cooked potato can jump-start your brain when you're feeling foggy.
  • The essential oil of jasmine can quickly restore mental alertness

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