Part 1: SURPRISING HEALTH FACTS
What is the largest muscle in the human body?
Our human body comprises of muscles that occupy around 35 to 40% of our total mass. The largest muscle in a human’s body is the one sitting on your butts – the buttock muscle or gluteus maximus. Its function, should you ask, is to extend the thigh.
What is the longest bone?
The longest bone in our body is the one found on your thighs. Thighbone or femur constitutes to about 28% of a person’s total height. Adults comprise 206 numbers of bones, while newborns have 300 of them. Why? It’s because some of our bones fused together as we grow older.
What is the largest internal organ?
The largest internal organ in our body has a name derived from its primary function on making us “live”. Have you guessed it yet? It’s liver! Our liver, being the body’s largest internal organ, carries different functions (a hundred functions, so to say). It’s located behind our right lower ribs and its size can measure of up to 9 inches long and 4 inches wide.
What is the most active muscle of the body?
Our bodies’ most active muscles can move at around 100,000 times on a daily basis. No, it’s not the muscles found on your hands or feet. It’s the eye muscles! Our eye muscles are also moving when we are asleep and dreaming. This rapid eye movement accounts for what we call REM sleep.
What is the heaviest recorded weight of a person?
Would you believe it that the heaviest person who had lived weighed 974 pounds (442 kg)? Now your jaw’s dropping! His name was Jon Brower Minnoch, an American. He was admitted for congestive heart failure due to his, well, obesity. And his attending physician estimated his body weight to be 1,399 pounds. This additional weight was due to water accumulation from his bad heart.
Who is the oldest patient to have undergone surgery?
The oldest man who has undergone surgery was James Henry Brett, Jr. He survived a hip operation at the age of 111 years and 105 days old.
What is the highest recorded blood sugar level?
Normally, a blood’s sugar level is between 80 to 105 mg/dl. The highest recorded blood sugar level was 2,495 mg/dl by a two-year old patient. We guess you presumed it belonged to an adult patient. The sweetest little lady in the world didn’t have that whooping sugar level due to eating too much candy. She was said to have suffered diabetic ketoacidosis.
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