Top 10 super annoying things our bodies do, finally explained by science

The human body is full of mysteries. Sometimes he does very, very weird things that we can’t always explain…until now. EH YES ! Because science has come to our aid to answer these great mysteries of humanity which traumatize us and plunge us into the most total incomprehension since our tender childhood.

1. If it hurts so much when you get stepped on, it’s because they’re full of nerves.

Our toes are real victims. You might think that they are strong because the foot is filled with small bones then coated with a surplus of flesh with the evolution of the human body so that it is a little more confusing when we walk with our toes. But no. And this is explained by the fact that the toes are overloaded with nociceptor nerves responsible for the sensation of pain. These nociceptors are present everywhere in the body but their distribution being a bit messy in the toes, you cry out in pain when you take a corner of the table.

2. Having a bad urge to pee when you approach your front door.

Also known as “doormat syndrome” is a strong urge to pee when you approach your front door. It’s very common and not very serious unless you are really prone to incontinence. Well that’s completely normal. It’s just that our body is stupid and that from the moment it understood that when it approached home it was time to let go of the waters, it reproduces this effect every time. It’s purely Pavlovian. Even if you don’t particularly want to urinate, just going home will make you want to urinate. The stupid thing.

Top 10 super annoying things our bodies do, finally explained by science
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3. Stepping on a LEGO is the ultimate suffering because LEGOs are harder than our fingernails

Beyond the fact that it’s the oldest joke on the internet, stepping on a LEGO really hurts. And for good reason. The LEGOs are made with extremely strong plastic in a compact format that allows them to withstand a pressure of 430 kilos without being damaged. So naturally it’s your foot that shits the most. So. Now we know.

4. The jumps when you fall asleep are caused by your brain thinking you’re dead.

They are called hypnic jerks or sleep onset myoclonus. They are very common and occur when falling asleep. The cause remains quite mysterious but we assume a priori that it is a phase of REM sleep that appears too quickly and during which the brain freaks out and thinks that you are dead, suddenly to check if everything is fine. sends an impulse which generally results in a feeling of falling.

Top 10 super annoying things our bodies do, finally explained by science
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5. Feeling like the line next to you is always getting longer

If this is indeed true enough frequently (it’s a perfectly logical matter of probability, when there are more than two queues, there is a better chance that we are not in the queue quickest wait) we will have an unfortunate tendency to put it on the stroke of fate. Spinoza (great specialist in supermarket queues) spoke of the illusion of final causes, the principle of which is simple: everything boring that happens to us is the fault of fate. Nothing to do with chance.

Top 10 super annoying things our bodies do, finally explained by science
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6. Our moles are genetic bugs.

When we are born we have no moles. Then they appear over time in response to our exposure to the sun. Our body produces melanin (which creates that beautiful tan that will cause us skin cancer in a few years), and the skin has little bugs of melanin which concentrates in very small areas and gives rise to moles . Put in a more barbaric way, moles are clusters of melanocyte cells.

7. Laughter caused by tickling is a defense reaction.

It is for this reason that tickling has been used as a method of torture. Some people really hate it, tickling a child can sometimes turn into a great moment of suffering for him. Difficult to capture since we react to tickling with laughter. This process is explained by the fact that one stimulates by surprise areas endowed with sensory receptors called Meissner’s corpuscles. The resulting body reaction is actually a defense mechanism.

8. When you get hit on the elbow and it hurts so much you could cry tears of fire

This excruciating pain is explained by the fact that our ulnar nerve quietly crosses our body from the fingers to the brain. He is well protected all the way… EXCEPT at the elbow. That’s why when you bump into that unfortunate elbow you cry at your mother. Our brain bugs and doesn’t understand that ultimately it’s not as serious as pain.

Top 10 super annoying things our bodies do, finally explained by science
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9. Feeling like you’re going into cardiac arrest when a plane goes through an air hole

Well, I can already reassure you, no, you’re not going into cardiac arrest, otherwise it would mean that we’re really hyyyyper sensitive. Quite simply, this strange feeling of sickness is due to a disorder in your inner ear and creates what is called otolithic vertigo.

10. Your salivary glands hurt badly when you eat something really good.

I don’t know if you know this rather painful and intense feeling that occurs in a very localized way between your ears and your jaw when you eat something sweet or that you find particularly good, well that’s it. The principle is simple: your salivary glands are in SUREX’ mode at the thought of eating. They can’t take it anymore so they salivate (no need to make a sexual comparison). Except that sometimes they get carried away a little too much and salivate too much (they are called “the salivary glands fountain”, haha, no.) and inevitably, it hurts.

Top 10 super annoying things our bodies do, finally explained by science
Picture credits: Topito

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