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my2geldings 01-01-2009 09:38 AM

Body Exhibition and fun facts *not for the weak*
Have yuo guys ever been to the Body Exhibition? almost had the chance to go earlier this year. Not wanting to post pics because of the fragile minds here but looking it up is something you might want to do. NOT for the fragile minds.

Here is the Link: BODIES...The Exhibition

The fun facts(some repeats from before, some new):
Amazing Lung Facts
At rest, a person breathes about 14 to 16 times per minute. After exercise it could
increase to over 60 times per minute.
New babies at rest breathe between 40 and 50 times per minute. By age five it
decreases to around 25 times per minute.
The total surface area of the alveoli (tiny air
sacs in the lungs) is the size of a tennis court.
The lungs are the only organ in the body
that can float on water.
The lungs produce a detergent-like substance which reduces the surface tension of the fluid lining, allowing air in.

Amazing Heart Facts
Your heart is about the same size as your fist.
An average adult body contains about five
quarts of blood.
All the blood vessels in the body joined end to end would stretch 62,000 miles or
two and a half times around the earth.
The heart circulates the body's blood
supply about 1,000 times each day.
The heart pumps the equivalent of 5,000 to 6,000 quarts of blood each day.

A human being loses an average of 40 to
100 strands of hair a day.
A cough releases an explosive charge of
air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
Every time you lick a stamp, you consume
1/10 of a calorie.
A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of
three months.
A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Mo
Every person has a unique tongue print.
According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than
any other day of the week.
After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of
white paper. It will probably appear pink.
An average human drinks about 16,000
gallons of water in a lifetime.
A fingernail or toenail takes about 6
months to grow from base to tip.
An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by
adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.
Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly
30 feet long in his lifetime.
By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds. By the time you turn 70, your heart will have beat some two-and-a-half billion times (figuring on an average
of 70 beats per minute.)
Each square inch of human skin consists
of twenty feet of blood vessels.
Every human spent about half an hour as
a single cell.
Every square inch of the human body has
an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
Fingernails grow faster than toenails.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour - about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have
lost 105 pounds of skin.

moomoo 01-01-2009 10:15 AM


• Every time you lick a stamp, you consume
1/10 of a calorie.
That cracked me up!

• It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
...and 4 to slap someone in the face :-P

hotreddun 01-01-2009 10:43 AM

I would love to see that exhibition. I heard about it on TV a while ago. Although now it is somewhat controversial because I guess some of the bodies came from Chinese morgues without consent? the morgue sold them and then gave the families wood ashes...or something crazy like that. :shock:

Dumas'_Grrrl 01-01-2009 12:52 PM

MooMoo..... ROTFL... 4 to slap someone..... Geeze... :lol:

Thanks M2G... I love the fun facts!!!

RusticWildFire 01-01-2009 05:00 PM

This is really cool. I've wanted to see this or something like it for a long time. I've seen the human body slices and such but nothing that complex. I cannot wait until medical school!!!

TaMMa89 01-01-2009 08:47 PM

I didn't dare open the link - I remember my comprehensive/upper secondary school biology lessons and all the dissections there. Them were horrible enough :wink: And I'm eating chocolate at the moment.

But these facts were interesting :-)

Angel_Leaguer 01-01-2009 09:22 PM

I went when Body Worlds (which was the original show of this type) was at the Minnesota Science Museum... It was something Im glad I went to see. Bodyworlds

The detail that our bodies are made of is amazing and some of the exhibits was just the body made of the nervous syestem (no bones to hold it together)

The most touching part was the showing of the embryos and there was also a lady who had learned that she had a deadly illness when she was pregnant and she donated herself for the exhibit. She was shown with her fetus (around 7-8 months) in the actual position. It was sad to see but very interesting at the same time. There is no way by looking at the people to know who they were... all tatoos have even been removed.

Another thing that they had that sticks out in my mind was a smokers lung and a non-smokers lung around the same age. The smokers lung was literally black and diseased looking while the non-smoker had a few spots here and there but was in good shape. There was also people with pace-makes, prostetics, and other thinks like metal plates in the back.

I know this exhibit has a horseman (actually on the horse too) but is unfortunally didnt come in Minnesota.

They also made "slides" out of people. Like if I was standing they would vertically take like a 1 inch slice all of the way down. It really censored around obestity showing the fat buildup in the person.

There is more and more but I would recommend going if you can. I will warn you it is images that will stick in your head for a long, long, time. When we entered the exhibit area it was really quiet and people were very respectful... because you see EVERYTHING of the human body. I would pay the $30 to see it again.

Jehanzeb 01-05-2009 06:16 AM

This is awesome. Things I never knew in the fun fact :D

Regards and thanks for sharing

QtrHorse 01-05-2009 11:48 AM

An exceptional exhibit. Saw it at the Tropicana in Las Vegas this past year. Not as frightening as a person would think. Opens your eyes to the things we do or have done to our bodies. Thanks for posting the facts!

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