Amazing Facts

Fun Facts about Your Lungs

  1. The right lung is slightly larger than the left.

  2. Hairs in your nose help to clean the air we breathe as well as warm it.

  3. The highest recorded "sneeze speed" is 99 miles per hour!

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

  5. If placed end to end, capillaries would extend 960 miles.

  6. We lose half a liter of water every day through breathing.

  7. A person at rest breathes between 12-15 times a minute.

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

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