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Discover interesting brain facts and the truth behind brain myths from KidsPress Magazine. Share your knowledge with your friends and classmates!

  • The average adult human brain weighs three pounds, and is made up of 75 percent water.
  • There are 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) in the brain.
  • The average number of thoughts a person has each day is 70,000.
    Brain Facts

    The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.

  • Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body.
  • Most people dream about 1-2 hours a night and have an average of 4-7 dreams each night.
  • Five minutes after a dream, half of the dream is forgotten.
  • The human brain has the same consistency as tofu.
  • The human brain is the largest and most powerful sex organ.
  • There are more than 100,000 chemical reactions happening in the human brain every second.
  • There is no sense of pain within the brain itself.
  • The human brain has around 100,000 miles of blood vessels.
  • The human brain can process information as fast as 268 miles/hr.
  • Reading out loud to kids accelerates their brain development.
  • The word “brain” appears 66 times in the plays of William Shakespeare.
  • Oxytocin, also known as ‘love hormone’, is secreted in your brain in high doses when you fall in love.
  • Your brain use 20-30% of all the calories you eat.
  • Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury by as much as 80%.
  • 60% of your brain is fat.
  • When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.

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