20 Facts About Human Blood Most People Didn’t Know About

We all know that our blood system is very complicated, that’s why it’s important to take care of your heart and know your blood type. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of all the possibilities our body has to offer.

We has put together some interesting scientific facts about our blood that you probably don’t know.

It would take 1,120,000 mosquitoes to drain all the blood from an adult human.

To make blood circulate, the heart creates such pressure that it can release a 30-ft-high stream of blood.

A human being can live without a pulse. In 2012, doctors installed a device in 55-year-old Craig Lewis’ body that allows blood to circulate throughout his body without a pulse.

Stan Larkin lived 555 days without a heart, waiting to receive a transplant. His own heart was replaced with a device that Stain used to carry in his backpack. He could even play basketball.

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The amount of blood that passes through the body in circulation in 25 days is approximately equal to a medium-sized swimming pool.

A person may lose 40% of their blood and still stay alive. Of course, a timely blood transfusion is needed.

21% of all heart attacks happen on Mondays. A second peak happens on Fridays. Scientists assume that the reason is an “outpouring” of stress hormones in the beginning of a week.

Our heartbeat influences our mood. Scientists studied this phenomenon when a man was fitted with a new heart. After the surgery, his mind, feelings, and actions changed in unusual ways.

To reduce the risk of a heart attack, you have to wake up slowly in the morning and reduce the intensity of evening workouts.

Coconut water is able to replace blood plasma thanks to their similar compositions.


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