Body Parts

Body Parts work together to perform different functions required for life. Learn how your internal organs operate in this section.

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Why are some people born with a reversal of organs?

Most people's organs follow the same basic layout -- heart on the left, appendix on the right and stomach in the middle. But in about 1 in 10,000 births, organs end up on the opposite side.


Scientists Discover Something Mind-blowing About How Usain Bolt Runs

The Jamaican sprinter has a uniquely uneven gait. Is he the fastest man alive because of, or despite, this asymmetry?

Your Appendix Actually Has a Valuable Function

This organ is finally getting some street cred after centuries of being largely underestimated.

The Human Body Has Just Upped Its Official Organ Count

Guess who's the new kid on the block?

What's Happening When People Suddenly Gain Superstrength?

When a teen lifts a burning car off the ground, it seems like a superhuman feat. But there's some simple — and amazing — science behind it.

Is it possible to swallow your tongue?

The human tongue is essential for speaking and eating ice cream. Ever worry about swallowing yours? We can put that concern to bed.

Why doesn’t your tongue get infected when you bite it?

There's nothing worse than biting your tongue. Unless it swells up and gets infected — thankfully it's pretty rare. See why.

Why don't women have Adam's apples?

One of the world's most enduring questions – besides "why do men have nipples?" – is "why don't women have Adam's apples?" The answer isn't as simple as you might think.

Why are some people more ticklish than others?

Were you ever subjected to "tickle torture" from an older sibling? If you're feeling uncomfortable right now, you might be more sensitive to the dreaded tickle monster than the rest of us.

Have doctors ever found teeth in a vagina?

Vagina dentata is the stuff of legends — but is it possible for a woman to have teeth in her vagina? The answer might surprise you.

Is your foot really the same length as your arm from wrist to elbow?

You can test this pretty easily for yourself, but does it hold true for most people? Da Vinci has the answer.