Transport System Fun Facts

by 012017 on April 9, 2013

Did you know this about the transport system?

    • The average adult hear beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a day; 3, 600, 000 times a year and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime
    • The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception and does not stop until death.
    • “Atrium” is Latin for “entrance hall” and “ventricle” is Latin for “little belly”.
    • Because the heart has its own electrical impulse, it can continue to beat even when separated from the body as long as it has an adequate supply of oxygen.
    • Heart healthy foods include salmon, oatmeal, almonds,  redwine, tuna, brown rice and blueberries.

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