Fun Facts About Your Heart and Lungs

  • Your heart pumps blood through a network of vessels that is 60,000-miles long.  Your veins and arteries could stretch around the Earth twice!
  • Your heart will beat 100,000 times today.  That’s over 40 million times per year!
  • On average, a person will breathe in 2,400 gallons of air in one day.
  • A sneeze travels at 100 miles per hour! That’s comparable to the wind speed of a category 2 hurricane.
  • If your lung tissue was spread out, it would be about the size of a tennis court.
[Information courtesy of National Geographic and the American Lung Association.] Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail