facts about your body

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A Day in the Life of Your Body
You may not realize it, but in a mere 24 hours, you...

Pound out a Rhythmic Symphony
Your heart thumps around 100,000 times, pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood.

Travel Astonishing Lengths
Your blood flows about 12,000 miles (roughly the distance from Paris to Auckland, New Zealand) through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

Compose an Epic Tale
You speak an average of 16,000 words, about one-sixth the number in a typical novel.

Inspire and Respire
You can take between 17,280 and 23,040 breaths.