Did you know that when a choir sings, all of its mem­bers syn­chro­nize their heart­beats? Here are 24 inter­est­ing facts about the heart that will make you take a dif­fer­ent look at this most impor­tant human organ. The heart is the engine of a per­son with many super pow­ers.

heart facts

Every day, the heart gen­er­ates enough ener­gy to dri­ve a truck as much as 40 kilo­me­ters.

For a life­time, the equiv­a­lent of ener­gy allows you to get to the moon and back.

The heart pumps blood to near­ly all of the 75 tril­lion cells in the body.

Only the corneas of the eyes do with­out a blood sup­ply — until recent­ly, even sci­en­tists did not sus­pect this inter­est­ing fact.

The heart does a much greater amount of work than any oth­er mus­cle.

Over an aver­age life span, the heart will pump near­ly 1.5 mil­lion bar­rels of blood — enough to fill 200 train tanks.

The first cell of the heart begins to beat after 4 weeks.

The blue whale has the largest heart, weigh­ing over 680 kilo­grams.

The more edu­cat­ed a per­son is, the less like­ly they are to get heart dis­ease.

Regard­less, heart dis­ease is still the biggest threat to your health.

Heart dis­ease has even been found in mum­mies as young as 300 years old.

Hap­pi­ness, lack of stress, exer­cise and a healthy diet keep your heart healthy.

The num­ber of heart attacks peaks on New Year’s Eve, and also in sum­mer, dur­ing a peri­od of intense heat.

The high­est chance of a heart attack occurs on Mon­day morn­ing.

The first pace­mak­ers had to be plugged into an out­let.

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Because the heart has its own elec­tri­cal impulse, it can con­tin­ue to beat even when sep­a­rat­ed from the body, as long as it has the nec­es­sary sup­ply of oxy­gen.

In 1929, Ger­man sur­geon Wern­er Forss­mann exam­ined the inside of his heart by insert­ing a catheter into a vein in his arm. This was the first car­diac catheter­i­za­tion and is now a com­mon pro­ce­dure.

On Decem­ber 3, 1967, Dr. Chris­t­ian Barnard of South Africa trans­plant­ed a human heart into the body of Louis Vashan­sky. Although the patient lived only 18 days after­wards, this is con­sid­ered the first suc­cess­ful heart trans­plant.

Take a ten­nis ball and squeeze it as tight­ly as pos­si­ble: this demon­strates the effort of the heart in order to pump blood.

An inter­est­ing fact is that a wom­an’s heart beats faster than a man’s.

As stat­ed ear­li­er, hap­pi­ness does lead to heart health, as does laugh­ter. Laugh­ter can speed up the flow of blood through your veins by 20%, as it relax­es the walls of blood ves­sels.

No one is exact­ly sure why the heart is his­tor­i­cal­ly asso­ci­at­ed with love (many ancient civ­i­liza­tions asso­ci­at­ed it with emo­tions), but some his­to­ri­ans attribute it to the Greeks.

The idea of ​​a bro­ken heart actu­al­ly car­ries some weight. After over­com­ing an emo­tion­al­ly trau­mat­ic state, your body releas­es stress hor­mones into the blood­stream, which can tem­porar­i­ly “shock” the heart and even mim­ic the symp­toms of a heart attack.

A recent study by Swedish researchers showed that when a choir sings, the heart rhythms of all par­tic­i­pants are syn­chro­nized.