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12 facts tagged with Skin Facts
Demodex is an arachnid that lives on the skin of almost all humans. It has no anus, and when it dies, the accumulated faeces is released.
If you eat lots of carrots, you'll start to turn orange.
Scientists found that 15% of matter in the air at subway stations is human skin, from areas such as heels, belly buttons, armpits, and rear ends.
Scientists are working on a portable spray-on-skin that can heal severe wounds in just a few minutes.The spray mainly contains important proteins that can reprogram the injured cells to become stem cells, and back to young uniformed skin cells. So far they were able to accelerate healing process from 12 weeks to 21 days with a similar approach.
‘Old people smell’ is actually caused by a chemical, 2-nonenal, that old people secrete through their skin
The Manchineel Tree is so poisonous, rainwater dripping off it’s leaves will burn your skin.
There is a family with a genetic condition that makes their skin blue, who have been isolated in rural Kentucky for generations.
Fingers prune underwater not because of them absorbing the water or washing away the oil, but because of an evolutionary trait caused by the brain to enhance the grip of your fingers underwater.