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Amazing Health Facts

  • Your heart will beat about 3 billion times in your lifetime
  • Although a newborn baby has 350 bones, a fully-grown adult has only 206
  • Blood is a liquid organ
  • Everyone is born color blind
  • Your lungs inhale over three million gallons of air a day
  • The surface area of the lungs is approximately the same size as a tennis court
  • Approximately 20% of people are "aspirin-resistant." They do not benefit from taking aspirin to prevent blood clotting. British Medical Journal 2004;328:477-479 (28 February)