Everything you never knew you wanted to know about yourself.
If I asked you to tell me about yourself, what would you tell me?
You’d probably give me your name and age, you’d let me know where you’re from and where you went to school, and you’d almost certainly tell me what you do for a living. If we went into a little more detail, you might tell me how tall you are and how much you weigh, what your birthday and zodiac sign are, and perhaps whether or not you believe in astrology. If we were really close, you might tell me your hopes and dreams, your aspirations, your plans for the future, and if you’ve ever been in love.
But could you tell me how much your stomach weighs? What about how much waste your body has excreted over the years? Would you know how to answer those questions?
If not, don’t worry! Luckily, there’s a website that does it all for you, and people are getting obsessed with it.
This site knows more about you than you do…
The Making of Me and You
BBC Earth just created an interactive platform totally personalized to teach you facts and statistics about yourself that you never could have imagined.
Of course, a lot of the stats are based on estimates such as the approximate number of atoms and cells in the average adult, which are not easy numbers to come by. So while there is a lot of ball-parking here, the picture remains clear: our bodies are fascinating and gross miracles of science.
Oh yeah– it also puts some comparisons in terms of pizza. Now that’s something I can understand!
Here’s the most interesting information you can find out on the Making of Me and You:
How Much Are You Worth?
How much is your life worth? While we’d all love to say that we’re priceless and you can’t put a price tag on our head, the Making of Me and You does it for us.
Based on the calculation of chemical elements that make up our bodies and their current market values, the site lets you know exactly how much you’d sell for, say, if people harvested your body for its elemental compounds.
Turns out I’m only worth $2,118, and while I’m 98 pounds of hot air (oxygen), it’s the 16 pounds of hydrogen inside of me that’s worth a whopping $870. Good to know in case I’m ever desperate…