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.