Do You Know The Mileage Of Your Hair – The Human Body In Figures


When it comes to the human body, its  perfect form and the precision of functioning amaze all of us. But when it comes to the body in numbers, it quite astonishing, as well.  An average 590 miles of hair grown on your head during  your lifetime will surprise you.

The brain is capable of working  out 86,000,000 bits of information per day. 

The heart pumps approximately  158 987 300 litres of blood during an average person’s  lifetime. 

The heart beats  42 million times a year. 

The surface of the human lungs is as big as a tennis court. 

The length of the digestive tract is also pretty impressive – stretched out it would reach 6 to 9 metres. 

The eyes can recognise up to 7 million colours. 

The average surface area of the skin of an adult is 1.5-2 m2. 

All numbers are very individual and depends on many factors.

Photos: Shutterstock / collages: Martina Advaney


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