It’s been quite long since we’ve lived on this blue round planet with our meaty-flesh suits on. We have been successful in observing every minute detail about all the how’s, what’s, why’s, and when’s. But there exist certain mysteries that have forced the scientists to scratch their heads in agony. From Ramanujan’s unsolved theorems to the easiest question of why do we sleep? We are still in search of answers. There are more such questions and mysteries about the human body, still unsolved.
But hey wait! Don’t you want to know what’s the biggest mystery to have walked on Earth? Well, of course, you do. But don’t you worry, I promise you won’t have to venture far to get the answer. Just get a mirror and look, that’s it. The human body is full of secrets that still baffles science. Let’s dig down deep into some Human Body Mysteries that are so common, yet are unknown.
1. Why do we Yawn?
I know by now you’ve been yawning with boredom and fatigue. Cool. But hey! Do you know why we Yawn? Not one of the many specified reasons is convincing enough to be pin down as a definite answer. Despite the theory that it helps in more intake of oxygen, some scientists believe that yawning prevents warming up of the brain, making it more alert.
Whereas researchers on the other hand states yawning as an act used by our ancestors to either communicate or show their teeth off. A definite proof is yet to be discovered. Also, you may stop yawning now!
2. Why do we Sleep?
Are you sleepy? Yeah, I heard you. But have you ever asked yourself why is there a need to sleep?
This query is answered most commonly as ‘because our brain needs some rest’. Hah! But what if I told you our brain is more active and functional while we are busy sleeping? It works exactly as when we are awake and conscious?
Confused? So are the scientists. Various theories suggest that sleep helps in the development of the brain, and also it is an essential restorative function to help the body to be active the next day. But if that’s the case, why is our brain active while we are asleep? Think about it.
Adolescence brings several physical as well as biological changes for the human body which is necessary for the responsibilities that the future holds for us. While many medical experts stick to the answer of adolescence being nothing but a combination of mental, biological, and psychological changes, there exists a question as to why the human body wait for so long before we become mature at every level?
I’m sure most of you who’ve experienced this phase are already curious. But there’s only one way to find it and that my friend, is to wait for a credible answer.
4. Why do we kiss?
You still remember your first kiss right? Well, why won’t you? It’s etched deep in your mind. But have you ever give it a thought as to why we kiss? What’s the purpose behind? You all already know what’s the purpose, but let’s talk scientifically.
Scientists believe that kissing is done to express love and represents social bonding. It is also considered as an act which bails out hormones to create intimacy. It is the combination of a number of biological factors and is considered as an attempt to feel pleasure. However, a blatant reason is what we look for.
5. Our Brain!
Probably the biggest mystery for scientists to solve. Unexplained questions like how do our brain manage to work so fast? Is it a lone function? Or does it include a contribution of other organs as well, have puzzled medical experts and scientists. Further, the capability of our brain to remember memories is something that’s still questionable.
Although, various deductions of our nervous system have been made using brain imaging but many are yet to be known. We are carrying a box full of mysteries inside our head, and that’s creepy! (But don’t you worry, it’s only for those who have this. Cheers!)
Despite numerous appreciable discoveries in the field of human physiology, there are certain Human body mysteries that still are a closed book. Scientists and researchers are digging deep to find explainable answers, and we hope they find it pretty soon. Because curiosity is dangerous. Very dangerous!