The human heart is a very special organ, so we thought we’d share some interesting tidbits about it with you.
The Human Heart Can Beat Outside Of The Body
If you tear someone’s heart out (literally), but oxygen continues to be supplied, it will continue to beat thanks to its own electrical impulse.

Squeeze A Tennis Ball Tightly
That’s how hard your heart has to work to pump blood throughout your body.

Male VS Female Heartbeat
Usually, a woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s. This is because women are generally smaller than men, so they have smaller hearts that require more beats to deliver blood to the body.

A Broken Heart Is A Thing
If an experience is emotionally devastating enough, stress hormones in your body can be released at levels that will shock your heart. You might even feel like you’re having a heart attack!

Your Heart Is A Truck Driver
Each day, enough energy is created by your heart to drive a truck for 20 miles. Over a lifetime, that’s enough to drive a truck to the moon and back (if that were possible).

Your Heart Pumps Blood Everywhere
The body has about 75 trillion cells and blood is pumped to almost all of them. Every part of your body except your corneas (the transparent front parts of your eyes). Throughout your lifetime, your heart will likely pump almost 1.5 million barrels of blood, which is enough to fill 200 train tank cars. (Gross.)

Your Heart Is Always Working
While you may be lazy, your heart is always working. It does the most amount of physical work out of all your body’s muscles during a lifetime.

Education Protects From Heart Disease
With a higher level of education, your risk of heart disease decreases. Stay in school, kids! If you skip school a lot and fail, this will happen to your heart because you’ll be too stupid to live.

Unfortunately, even if you have a very high level of education, heart disease will remain the #1 risk to your life. Even 3,000-year-old mummies have been found to have suffered from heart disease.

Keeping Your Heart Healthy
Enjoy your life and keep it as stress free as possible, because happiness helps keep your heart healthy. When you’re happy, you’ll laugh more, which will send 20% more blood through your body and also relax your blood vessel walls. Exercise and a healthy diet will also benefit you greatly!

A Case Of The Mondays
You’re more likely to have a heart attack on Monday morning than any other time during the week. The total number of heart attacks peaks on Christmas Day. Second place for most heart attacks goes to December 26th and third… you guessed it! New Year’s!

Now you know how bosslike your heart is. Take care of it, please!