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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Does the appendix serve any purpose in the human body? Scientists are divided on the issue -- learn why.

By Amy Hunter

Despite what people say, the tongue isn't your body's strongest muscle. But you do depend on it for eating, tasting and speaking.

By Sarah Dowdey

Getting shot is not something we want to happen, but if it does, where is the best place to take a bullet? Find out what the experts think.

By Josh Clark


Our list of 16 unusual facts about the human body will both shock and enlighten. Did you know that everyone has a unique tongue print or that we shed skin cells the same way a dog sheds hair?

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Extra body parts can occur more often than people might think. Doctors call the extra appendages "supernumerary" body parts and these can be found on some famous people in history.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Having a limb fall asleep can range from annoying to downright painful. See what's going on inside your arm or leg when it falls asleep.

Your appendix is really a pretty mysterious organ. Find out why you have an organ that's not necessary to your survival.