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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Body Worlds

What an awesome exhibit! Make arrangements to see it if it comes to your city! Here are some of the interesting things we saw: a human heart sliced in half, muscular systems of men and women, muscular system of a horse, the circulatory system of a man, an enlarged thyroid, a uterus, black lungs, livers, kidneys, spleens, joint replacements, fetuses and much much more. And, here are some of the interesting things we learned: after death, cartilage decomposes faster than bone and that is why skulls have no nose or ears; the longest muscle in the body is the sartorius, from the outside of the hip, down and across to the inside of the knee (it rotates the thigh outwards and bends the knee); in a 70 year lifetime, the average human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times; about two million red blood cells are produced in the human body every second; an adult human system of blood vessels is more than 60,000 miles long (long enough to circle Earth two times); the highest recorded "sneeze speed" is 165 km per hour. For more random facts, see the tab on the right.

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