Funny facts about the Human Intestines
April 9, 2012 | In: Medical facts
Now let’s talk about the length of the human intestines. I bet many of you know that the intestines are very long, but how many of you were interested in the length of all the intestines in the world? Well…
The length of an average human’s intestines is 7.6 meters, or 25 feet, and that makes it the longest part of our body. That’s a lot of intestines. So how long would all human intestines be combined? The simple answer? 52.44 million kilometers, or 33 million miles. As comparison, the moon is 384,403 km away. That means that the collective human intestine could reach to the moon and back 68 times.
The United States of America has a longer road system than any other country in the world, with a total of 6.5 million kilometers of road. The collective human intestine could by go down every road in America.
The food stays in the small intestine from 1-4 hours. But what about the colon. Scientist say that the food stays in it from 8 hours to several day.
Through are body pass almost two liters of food and liquid every day in most of the cases, while the stomach can hold 1.4- 1.5 kg. Add that up and you will see that in one year, an average human eats somewhere between 450 and 500 kg of food. Imagine eating a 500 kg pile of burgers. But listen to this: in your average life time, your digestive system can handle almost 50 tons of food and liquid.