Hello my friends,
Today I’m singing the praises of our tireless, hard-working, amazing human bodies. When all’s well, it’s easy to take for granted the infinite number of precision interactions that take place inside us every moment of every day, and I thought it might be useful to remind us all of a few of the myriad tasks our bodies perform to keep us alive and kicking.
All things pertaining to the human body and its workings draw me like a bee to clover, so when something like the factoids* I’m about to share comes across my desk, I sit up and take notice.
This list came to me via email from my friend Lee in South Carolina, who received it from her cousin, who received it from…well, you get the idea. Neither of us could tell you where this listing originated, so I can’t offer credits, but I’m glad she sent it on to me and I’m happy to share with anyone who, also like me, enjoys reading about the many miracles performed tirelessly – and for the most part, perfectly – by these bodies of ours:
Pretty nifty, don’t you think?
Just 60 seconds to cover the entire body!
The body’s chemical plant has To Do list that is nothing
short of amazing!
Our very own internal Brita filters…
So whoever said there’s no Fountain of Youth?
Now isn’t that a rather spectacular set of accomplishments for the lump of flesh, blood and bone in which we live and have our being…and take entirely for granted unless something goes wrong? High fives for our fantastic, self-replicating bodies!
*I use the word “factoid” because I can’t verify the source of these statistics (and if anyone does know, please tell me and I’ll be happy to add credits. Thank you!)