1. Your heart beats about 60 million times before you are born.

2. During an average lifetime, a human heart will beat over 2.5 billion times.

3. ‘Frankenstein’ author, Mary Shelley, kept the heart of her dead husband, poet Percy Shelley, wrapped in silk until she died.

4. A reptile’s heart has only three chambers.

5. The Queen of Hearts character in Lewis Carroll’s story, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, is based on Queen Victoria.

6. The human heart can generate enough pressure to squirt blood a distance of thirty feet.

7. Every year, about 1.2 million Americans have heart attacks.

8. The heart of a blue whale weighs about a ton and you could crawl through its aorta.

9. Earthworms have five hearts.

10. In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.

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