How long does it take for our bodies to get the job done.
Digestion: 24 hours
You ate sausage for breakfast. From your mouth to
your stomach takes three seconds. It'll then wind its
way through your body leaving nutrients and salt
behind, and leave your body in 24 hours.
Wound healing: 2 years
A deep wound, like the kind received through
surgery, takes a full two years to heal. The healing,
though, begins immediately with the blood vessels
leading to the wound tightening to close off blood
flow. Platelets are dispatched to help the clot and
plug the opening. Vitamin C helps the process along.
Weight Gain: Three hours
Three hours for fat to reach the waistline after a
meal. A large meal will leave two to three teaspoons
of fat around the waist.
Replace a pint of blood: Six weeks
Conception: 30 minutes
The egg releases a hormone which attracts the
sperm. The sperm finds its way up the cervix and
fertilizes the egg in the fallopian tubes. This takes
about a 1/2 hour. The guy has long been asleep by
Nail growth: 2 to 4 mm a month
This is a faster rate than 60 years ago due to a
diet rich in protein and nutrients today. The middle
finger has the fastest growing nail. The little finger
has the slowest.
Passing water: One hour
Liquid goes from the gut to the bloodstream to the
kidneys to the bladder in about an hour. Coffee
stimulates the bladder, making you go more frequently.
Alcohol is a diuretic causing you to go more often.
Brain growth: 25 years
Puberty: three to eight years
Lung development: 18 to 22 years
Lungs reach their peak capacity in your teenage years
and decline after. That's why your singing voice has
Menopause: 2 to 10 years