Crying is the shedding of tears in response to an emotional state. We all cry. Crying is the part of our human emotional package. Here is the collection of interesting psychological facts about crying.

  • Crying literally flushes unhealthy bacteria out of the human body, strengthening the immune system while relieving stress.


  • Holding of tears and pretending to be okay puts lots of stress on our mind as well as on our heart. Crying keeps us healthy.


  • Crying is how our body speaks when our mouth can’t explain the pain we feel.


  • While crying from happiness the first tear will come from our right eye but if we are crying from sadness it will come from the left eye.


  • People are more likely cry at night because lack of sleep makes emotions hard to control.


  • Some people are more prone to cry than other.


  • A good cry makes us feel better.


  • A neurological condition called pathological laughing and crying (PLC) can cause involuntary crying at inappropriate condition.


  • Women cry more than men.


  • Babies average about 1 to 3 hour of crying every day.


  • Researchers believe emotional tears may be evolutionary adaptation.


  • Prolactin is a protein that affects the endocrine system, which may cause women to cry more often than men. Women have 60% more prolactin in their body than men.


  • Tears come from the lacrimal gland.


  • The nose is running when we crying because the tears actually goes into the nasal passage. Some of them end up in our nose, so our nose runs.


  • SYN-PROPANETHIAL-S-OXIDE is the reason why onions make us cry. It is a chemical irritant that stimulates the lacrimal gland, which make us tear up.


  • Crocodile tears are real.


  • Tears flows for three reasons;
  1. When we feel overwhelmed by emotion
  2. When we sneeze or have allergies.
  3. When we are peeling onions.


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