Beauty: An Observation
Question: What is the largest organ of human body?
Answer: The skin.
It's a fairly well known piece of trivia, but rarely the first one to come to mind. The skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis (lit. on top of skin), dermis (lit. skin), and subcutaneous layer, or hypodermis (lit. under skin). In the skin are sensory receptors that sense heat, cold, pressure, and pain; sweat glands; arteries and veins; etc. These things, however, are all under the skin; we don’t see them. What we do see, apart from the skin, are nails and hair. Nails are made from a special type of skin that is hardened by the protein keratin. It is also found in hair.
What is even more fascinating is that nearl...