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Fascinating Facts About The Human Body

  • The lining of the stomach is renewed every 3 to 4 days
  • The human nose and brain can remember 50,000 scents
  • The small intestine is about 18 to 23 feet long (about 6 to 8m); if unraveled, this is about 4 times as long as the average adult is tall
  • The large intestine is about 4.9 feet (1.5m long)
  • There are about 600,000 miles (96,000 km) of blood vessels in the human body
  • The heart pumps about 2,000 gallons (7,560L) of blood through the body’s blood vessels every day
  • Your heart beats around 100,000 times a day
  • You use over 200 muscles when you take a step to walk
  • For its size, your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body
  • Eighty percent of the brain is water
  • The liver is the second-largest organ in the human body; your skin is the largest organ