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06/20/2014 09:07 am ET Updated Mar 12, 2015

Weird-Yet-Wonderful Things You Never Knew About Your Body

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Come along as we admire the peerless beauty, elegant function and incredible capabilities of nature's greatest design marvel -- the human body.

You may not realize it, but in a mere 24 hours, you...

Pound Out A Rhythmic Symphony

Your heart thumps around 100,000 times, pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood.

Travel Astonishing Lengths

Your blood flows about 12,000 miles (roughly the distance from Paris to Auckland, New Zealand) through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

Compose An Epic Tale

You speak an average of 16,000 words, about one-sixth the number in a typical novel.

Inspire And Respire

You can take between 17,280 and 23,040 breaths.

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