6 Funky Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Brain

I could have also titled this “6 Funky Facts I Bet Your Brain Doesn’t Know About Itself.” The brain is such an interesting, complex thing. In a way, the brain named itself. Mine is Frank.

But I kid.

Here are 6 funky facts about the brain I bet you didn’t know:

1. Your brain is an energy hog.

Your brain really needs some energy efficient lightbulbs or something, because even though it accounts for barely 2% of your body weight, it consumes a quarter of the body’s energy. You have tens of billions of neurons in your brain and they all need lots of energy to keep firing.