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Friday, April 4, 2008

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court.

The aorta is nearly the diameter of a garden hose.

A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.

During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home.

Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells.

Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

And 92 more here.

2 comments:

Janet said...

So, any thoughts on the new exhibition going in at Turtle Bay?--it shows stunning detail of the human body because, oh my!, it's actually constructed of preserved human bodies. I haven't decided if my interest in science and nature outweighs my sense of respect for human dignity. Maybe they don't have to conflict..jury is still out here.

Mark Swanson said...

I wondered about it too. I'll wait til I hear your report!