The largest organ in the human body is the skin, covering a total area of about 1.8 square meters. The skin is tasked with protecting our body from the external elements as well as microbes.

Skin Diagram

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The skin is also responsible for maintaining our body temperature – this was apparent in victims who were subjected to the medival torture of being skinned alive. Once the skin was removed from the victim, hypothermia would set in within hours, causing the victim to freeze to death. Undoubtedly, it was also one of the most painful ways to die as there are millions of nerve endings and touch receptors in the skin.

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