Noggin, love handles, rear end, little piggies; what on earth could these words mean? What if I told you they are body parts? Well, they are in a way. These are slang words for body parts. How well do you know these slang words that are used in exchange for body parts? Could you pass a quiz on those slang words? Here's your chance to find out!
We all love slang words. That's why we use them daily. They're a part of common language, a fun way to communicate that helps us create images in which to define a word. That's no different for body parts. In fact, it's probably even more common when it comes to body parts. After all, it's kinda boring and confusing to say, "my gluteus maximus hurts from working out yesterday." Instead, we exchange gluteus maximus for various other terms, some that are more appropriate, and some that might be a little less appropriate.
Do you know all of the slang words that we use for different body parts? Can you tell us the different names for our head? What about our fingers and toes? If you think you can, take this quiz and prove it. That's if you're up for the challenge, of course!
Blinking is a way for us to protect our eyes. Typically, a blink lasts a 1/10th of a second.
The brain makes up around 2% of a human's body weight. Humans have the largest brains in relation to their body size of any vertebrate.
Humans have 43 muscles in their face. These muscles are used to make around 1,000 facial expressions.
Humans only have two set of teeth throughout their life. That's why it's important to protect them.
The heart is used to pump blood throughout the body. It pumps around 2,000 gallons of blood each day.
Working out increases your muscle size. Many lifters use curls to increase the size of their biceps.
A hand is made up of 27 bones. These bones are moved by two sets of tendons and muscles.
The stomach is an important part of your immune system. It helps to attack bacteria from food you ingest.
Females tend to have larger hips in proportion to their bodies than males. This helps in carrying and giving birth to children.
Multiple parts of the mouth go into making sounds for language. These include the tongue, teeth and lips.
You can have abs without working them out every day. In fact, working them out seven days a week can be more harmful than good.
Humans have both a small and large intestine. The small intestine in adults is around 16 feet long.
Squats are one way to increase the size of your buttocks. Strengthening the buttocks can help with back pain.
The skull is made up of 22 bones that form together like a puzzle. These bones protect the brain from damage.
Teeth are supplied by blood vessels and nerves. They are protected by your gums.
Your feet have 250,000 sweat glands. No wonder they are so smelly.
The buttocks are made up of three gluteal muscles. These are the strongest muscles in the body.
Your nose is used like a humidifier. It provides moisture to the air you breathe in.
Many factors go into how fast your nails grow. A few factors include the climate and your gender.
The thigh bone is the strongest bone in your body. It's actually stronger than concrete.
Your nose plays a big part in the sound of your voice. That's why your voice changes when you have a cold.
Not everyone has an arch in their foot. Many people are flat footed, which is known to cause foot pain.
The elbow is a hinge bone that's used for bending the arm. It is made up of the humerus, radius and ulna.
When you're born, you can't produce tears. This doesn't occur until 4-13 weeks after birth.
Your ears are always in use. This includes while you're sleeping.
Soda can be extremely damaging to teeth. People who drink three sodas a day increase tooth decay by 60%.
Human language is often associated with having thumbs. This is because our thumbs allow us to use our mouths for other purposes besides defense and holding things.
Fingerprints are used to identify people, particularly in the case of a crime. This is useful because no two people have identical fingerprints.
The index finger is the most useless finger of them all. If you have to cut one off, go with that one.
Sports are being criticized heavily these days because of head injuries. For example, CTE is one of the most common diseases retired players experience as they age, particularly in American football.
Hands are extremely useful in communication. They can be used both to express thought and to show someone we care about them.
Bench press is one way to increase the size and strength of your chest muscles. However, if you're not careful, you can also tear those muscles with this workout.
Blushing is when someone's cheeks turn red. This often occurs when that person is embarrassed or angry.
Eyebrows help protect your eyes. They keep out water or sweat that drips down your forehead.
Hitting your funny bone isn't funny at all. It's also not a bone. What we call the funny bone is actually a nerve that runs down our arm.