A Guest Post by Maris Wick
What is the largest organ in your body? SKIN! Well, okay, it’s kind of “on” rather than “in” your body, but it still counts as an organ, and what a fantastic organ it is! Not only does it come in many different shades and colors, it is home to millions of nerves, capillaries and sweat glands! Nerves of the skin can sense pressure, temperature and pain, capillaries carry blood, and sweat glands help to cool the skin and get rid of wastes. On the surface, skin can have many little details: freckles, moles, scars, birthmarks, not to mention hair! The human body is covered in approximately 5 million hairs. If you think of your body as an awesome present, skin is the wrapping paper!