1. Your Feet Can Grow as You Age
After years of wear and tear, tendons and ligaments in your feet may weaken. This can cause arches to flatten, which means feet get wider and longer. It won’t happen to everyone, though—people who are overweight, who get swollen feet or ankles, or who have certain medical conditions, like diabetes, are more prone. If it does happen, the average gain is about one shoe size by age 70 or 80.
2. Motion Sickness is Caused by Your Insides Actually ShiftingWhen a roller coaster comes over its crest, slows for a second for added torture, and then plummets downward, the seat belt keeps your rear in place, but some loosely connected internal organs—like your stomach and intestines—get a little “air time.” You’re not damaging your innards by riding even the craziest of coasters (everything returns to its proper place), but your nerves detect the movement, which registers as though your stomach has jumped into your throat.
3. Women Handle the Cold Worse than Men
4. "Old-person Smell" is Real
5. Your Senses Hate Room Temperature Coffee
6. You Can Urinate at Night, but That's Usually It
7. Fingerprints Don't Actually Improve Your Grip
8. Achy Joints May be Able to Forecast the Weather
9. Holding Your Breath Can Help Stop Hiccups
10. Your Teeth Shift with Age, Even if You Had Braces as a Teen
11. Your Growling Stomach is Actually Begging for Food
12. Your Diaphragm Causes Side Stitches When You Run
Your diaphragm gets stretched, pulled, and pounded during a run, which can cause that sharp, stabbing pain at the lower edge of your rib cage, usually on the right side of your body. To help the pain pass, slow down and take more controlled, easy breaths.