Monday, March 7, 2011

10 Cool Facts About the Heart

The more you and your children know about your bodies and health, the better you can live healthy and strong.  Below are 10 cool facts you can teach your child about the heart according to the Website: 
1. A child's heart is roughly the size of his fist

2. The heart circulates the blood supply about 1,000 times each day

3. The heart pumps the equivalent of 5,000 to 6,000 quarts of blood per day

4. If the blood vessels in the body were joined end to end, they would circle the Earth two and an half times

5. most women's hearts beat faster than men's

6. Scientists have found that laughing is good for your heart

7. Ancient Egyptians believed intelligence stemmed from the heart

8. Blood is almost 80 percent water

9. The heart begins to beat just four weeks after conception

10. You could drive a truck 20 miles using the energy created by the heart in one day


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