T H I N G

by Gilda Davidian

The human heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood each day throughout the body.

It weighs less than a pound.

It has 3 outer layers and 4 chambers and beats 100,000 times each day.

Your heart beats with enough strength to shoot blood a distance of 30 feet.

Your left lung is smaller than your right one to make room in your chest cavity for your heart.

The human heart begins to beat as early as four weeks after conception. Scientists believe that by eight weeks, when the embryo is only an inch long, the heart is fully developed.

The term “heartfelt” comes from Aristotle’s philosophy that the heart collected sensory input from the organs through the blood vessels. It was from those perceptions that thought and emotions arose.

SymbolBeatTransplantI carry your heart with me