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Interesting facts about your lungs?

i'm doing a poster for science on your lungs, and i have like 5 pictures i got off of google, but i was gonna put some interesting facts about the lungs on it too. all i could find was that your lungs are like the only organs that float? is that true? and can you please give me some more facts and where you got them

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  • xo379
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    10 years ago
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    We lose half a liter of water every day through breathing

    The breathing rate is faster in children and women than it is in men

    The surface area of the lungs is roughly the same size as a tennis court

    The highest recorded "sneeze speed" is 99 miles per hour

    At rest, a person breathes about 14 to 16 times per minute. After exercise it could increase to over 60 times per minute.

    Every day, you breathe in about 40 billion trillion molecules of oxygen

  • 10 years ago

    Yes it seems true that the lungs are the only organs which are able to float...

    Here are some I found:

    1.) The total amount of air in the respiratory system is about 4 litres in a smaller adult, up to 6 litres in a larger adult.

    2.) About 1 litre of air always stays in the lungs, no matter how hard we breathe out.

    3.) In an average lifetime a person takes around half a billion breaths.

    4.) On average, the inside of the nose makes about enough mucus every day to fill two egg-cups.

    5.) If all the different-sized air tubes in the lungs could be joined end to end they would stretch more than 50 km.

    6.) In both lungs of an adult there are about 300 million alveoli.

    The website I found these facts on is http://health.learninginfo.org/lungs-facts.htm

    Source(s): am doing work on this atm
  • 3 years ago

    Facts About The Lungs

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    Interesting facts about your lungs?

    i'm doing a poster for science on your lungs, and i have like 5 pictures i got off of google, but i was gonna put some interesting facts about the lungs on it too. all i could find was that your lungs are like the only organs that float? is that true? and can you please give me some more facts...

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    if you exercise you can increase the efficiency of your lungs as blood capillaries (little veins and arteries) extend, meaning more blood passes through your lungs more quickly, meaning oxygen uptake is enhance.

    training also causes the alveoli (air sacks) to become rounder, increasing surface area and helping Gas diffusion

    phlegm is the way lungs clean themselves out, it traps dust and is then shimmied up the throat until you need to cough :)

    the lungs have their own part of the heart, the right side of your heart is for sending blood to your lungs, this is so blood can be oxygenated before being pumped by the left ventricle around the body.

    you can never fully geet rid of all the air in your lungs, there is always some air in there to stop the alveolar walls (air sack walls) from touching and getting stuck to each other

    most adults have a lung capacity of about six litres!!

    if all the air tubes and sacks in the lungs were connected in a line they would excede 50km

    i hope this helps :)

    Source(s): A2 level sports studies
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