Amazing Facts about the
The right lung is slightly larger than the left.
Hairs in the nose help to clean the air we breathe as well
as warming it.
The highest recorded "sneeze speed" is 165 km per hour.
The surface area of the lungs is roughly the same size as
a tennis court.
The capillaries in the lungs would extend 1,600 kilometres
if placed end to end.
We lose half a litre of water a day through breathing. This
is the water vapour we see when we breathe onto glass.
A person at rest usually breathes between 12 and 15 times
The breathing rate is faster in children and women than in
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