Your body is amazing. No really, it is. We often take it for granted, but the fact that we have 37 trillion cells working together to keep us alive is truly spectacular. But don't take our word for it – watch the latest episode of AsapSCIENCE above to crush any doubts you might have that you're anything less than incredible.
To start with, let's talk about those 37 trillion cells for a second. Altogether, they're made up of around 7 octillion atoms and they're a lot younger than you might think, with some cells turning over every five days.
In fact, we're losing so many cells all the time that in a year, you'll shed around 0.7 kg of dead skin. But don't get too sad about that, because there are a few loyal cells that you will have with you your entire life, like those that make up the inner lens of your eye, the muscle cells of your heart, and the neurons of your cerebral cortex. Shout out to you guys.
While we're on the topic of brains, did you know that if you ironed out all those wrinkles, your brain would spread out to roughly the size of a pillow case? Of course you shouldn't try that at home, but if you did, you would need your pinky finger in order to do it.
Why? Because it turns out your useless-looking pinky makes up around 50 percent of your hand's strength. The rest of your fingers are pretty special too, because they're capable of feeling a ridge as small as 13 nanometres, which is 1,700 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
We're getting a little carried away here, so watch the episode to find out more – like the cool stuff that happens 4 minutes after you die, and why your mouth probably has more bacteria in it than the number of people currently alive on the planet.
We promise that by the end of it, you'll have a new-found appreciation for your body. Now go and do something amazing with it <3