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Do you know that there are 1500 miles of airways in the lungs of human beings? Who laugh more: adults or children? What respiratory record is mentioned in Guinness World Records? How fast do sneezes travel? Learn these fun facts about respiratory system.

Human respiratory system is made up of nose, larynx, bronchi, pharynx, trachea and lungs. It is about more than just breathing – although breathing is important. Several fun and interesting facts about respiratory system educates and entertains most of the people.


Fun facts about respiratory System


  • 300 million alveoli may be found in a pair of human lungs.
  • Approximately, 1500 miles of airways are present in human lungs.
  • In human beings, right lung is larger than left lung for accommodating heart.
  • We often notice people yawning, aren’t we? It happens when the brain detects low oxygen levels in lungs and it triggers back the response to the body, so that it can intake large amounts of oxygen.anatlung
  • An average person breathes in the equivalent of 13 pints of air every minute.
  • Young children laugh for an average of 300 times in a day, whereas adults on average of 15 – 100 times in a day.
  • Hiccups are caused by various things, and occur due to sudden movements in diaphragm. This is a product of spasms and eating too fast is another cause.
  • Guinness World Records lists that Charles Osborne of Anthon, Iowa as record holder for hiccuping. For 68 years, he hiccuped.
  • ”Laughter is the best medicine”, may have some truth. It helps to boost the immune system.
  • When any irritant, like dust particle or pollen comes in contact with mucus membranes in nose. The body triggers that foreign substance by sneezing.
  • Human sneeze travels faster. The fasted recorded sneeze is 120 miles per hour in speed.
  • Cold virus can survive on a stable object for nearly 3 days. It is a must to clean regularly certain things, like doorknobs which everyone touches.
  • The droplets that come out while coughing can travel up to 3 feet. So, people are suggested to cover mouths while coughing.


A Diagram of the Respiratory System

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