We all know some of these little facts, mostly useless in our everyday lives, but still interresting when you take a minute to think about them.
They are burried into our brains, and rarely get to be discussed. Because, let’s face it, other than mentionning them, these facts are just… Facts. But interresting ones.
At least, I think so.
I love these little facts, and I thought… Why not share some of them with you Lovelies, to see if you knew about them too?
So, drumroll please!
Did you know… That most mammals get a billion heartbeats?
Like many other fun facts, I really wonder how researchers managed to raise the funds to work on all of mammals’ life expectancies. Or how they were able to come to this conclusion. I mean, let’s face it, there are a LOT of mammal species out there.
How did they do it? Did they heart-moniter every mammal they could put their hands on, from birth to death?? How would that even be possible? Elephants live very long lives, when they don’t cross the path of hunters… I have to bow before these scientists, that’s dedication.
Jokes aside, apparently all mammals have about a billion heartbeats to enjoy, unless they get eaten, eat something they shouldn’t, get in a fight or have their life shortened by any other unexpected reason.
Of course the animals’ heart pace explain why a mouse (that has a very quick heartbeat) dies really fast, while an elephant (you guessed it, really slow heartbeat. I’m sorry, it’s very late, I don’t feel like asking my friend Google for exact numbers. Make your own research if you wonder, the conspiracy adepts will be proud of you 😛 ) live up to their eighties if they don’t have anything to worry about.
I wonder if we humans follow the same rule… I mean, I know that we, more than any other mammal specie do stuff that can harm ourselves willingly. At the same time, we are the only ones able to cure ourselves, and prolonge our lifespan ”artificially”.
With all of that said, I think it would be interresting to know what to expect if I don’t run into a psychopath or abuse of toxic substances.
And yes… I did take my calculator out (what can I say, I love you Lovelies).
A billion human heartbeats, that means (roughly) twenty-three years (with an average 80 heartbeats per minute).
Either I am really bad at math (and I wouldn’t be surprised with that), or that proves that we are not mammals. Hmmmm. Or that scientists haven’t worked hard enough on this study. I am puzzled.
Anyway…. The question still stands.
So. Did you know?