With the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the average human body, you could circumnavigate Earth 2 and a half times. Could take a while.
The human brain can read up to 1,000 words a minute. Unless the woooooorrrrrrddddddddssssss weeeeerrrreeeeeeeee reeeeeeeaaaaaaalllyyy looooooonnnnngggggggggg.
Nerve impulses travel to and from your brain at speeds of 250 miles per hour, faster than my Nissan Qashqai.
Along with the five traditional senses of sound, sight, touch, smell and taste, humans have 15 other senses. I need to learn more on this subject.
For every pound of fat or muscle gained, your body creates seven miles of new blood vessels. Make sure you stay actively fit!
If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world's most powerful supercomputer, BlueGene, can manage only .002% of that. WOW!
We humans are the best long-distance runners on the planet. Better than any four-legged animal. In fact, thousands of years ago we used to run after our prey until they died of exhaustion. This ability obviously varies from human to human. Modern ways of life have taken their toll you could say.
An adult is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms. For perspective, there's a 'measly' 300,000,000,000 (300 billion) stars in our galaxy. Yikes, I had no idea the word octillion even existed.
Your heart beats 100,000 times a day. Give or take a few thousand depending on your health and fitness.
A good belly laugh can send 20% more blood flowing through your entire body. One study found that when people watched a funny movie, their blood flow increased. That’s why laughter might just be the perfect antidote to stress. Hmmm I fancy watching Michael McIntyre!
You learn something new every day! or ten new things if you have time on your hands like I do!