1) The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a day; 3,600,000 times a year; and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime.
2) A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on all the way for at least 45 years
to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime.
3) Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a
lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back.
4) A woman’s heart typically beats faster than a man’s. The heart of an average
man beats approximately 70 times a minute, whereas the average woman has a
heart rate of 78 beats per minute
5) 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
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