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What every student should know in Biology

For a thing to be considered living, it must possess all the basic characteristics of life. These include:

  1. Movement

  2. Respiration

  3. Nutrition

  4. Irritability or Sensitivity

  5. Growth

  6. Excretion

  7. Reproduction

  8. Death

  9. Adaptation

  10. Competition

Please read the explanations on all the basic characteristics of life here

During strenuous exercises like sprinting or running, your body may actually work in the shortage of oxygen. During this time, your body owes oxygen (called oxygen debt) and it must be replenished or repayed after the exercise is stopped. This is why you breathe excess of oxygen after you stopped the exercise.

This is the concept of anaerobic respiration

There are more bacteria on your body that the entire human beings on earth

Mosquitoes have killed more people than all the wars in history put together

The human brain does not feel pain. For this reason, neurosurgeons can perform brain surgery while the patient is awake

Kangaroos can't walk backwards

There is an unusual plant found only in Australia's Daintree Rainforest. It's called the idiot fruit

Although the hippopotamus has a large head with a bulky body on stumpy legs, it still runs faster than a man

Bald Monkey - Len Academy

Like humans, monkeys can go bald as a result of old age

The size of your heart is about the same as your fist

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky

Common Basilisk - Basiliscus basiliscus - Len Academy

The common basilisk is often referred to as the Jesus Christ lizard because of its special ability to run on the surface of water

Male seahorses give birth to their young ones, not the female

All babies are born with blue eyes

Research made at the University of Vienna suggested that yawning may play an essential role in cooling the brains

All voluntary and concious activity of right handed people are controlled from the left part or hemisphere of the brain

A snail can sleep for 3 years

An adult human being is composed of about 60% water. However, a newly born baby is composed of about 80% of water. This will drop to 65% after a year and finally to about 60% as the child ages

Without saliva, food can never be enjoyed. Food becomes tasteless. Saliva is needed to dissolve the chemicals present in food onto the tongue’s taste buds. (Recall that the tongue is the sense organ for taste).

Saliva also contains an enzyme called salivary amylase or ptyalin which helps to digest cooked starch to maltose

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