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27 August 2014

To celebrate our 25 year anniversary of first opening, here are 25 fascinating medical facts about the number 25.

  1. Human fingers stretch and bend about 25 million times in a normal lifetime
  2. 25 million cells are produced in the human body each second
  3. A person’s feet contain 25% of all the bones within the body
  4. A baby’s nostrils are just opening at week 25 in the womb
  5. A Body Mass Index (BMI) reading of 25 or over classifies patients as overweight
  6. The human pancreas can measure up to 25cm long
  7. Most people blink about 25 times per minute
  8. The oesophagus/food pipe is approximately 25cm long
  9. Male fertility peaks at the age of 25
  10. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper
  11. Humans have a stage of sleep that features rapid eye movement (REM). REM sleep makes up around 25% of total sleep time and is often when you have your most vivid dreams
  12. A baby’s head is one-quarter of its total length, but by age 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length
  13. The ear in the human body has over 25 thousand tiny hair cells to help us hear each sounds
  14. A stimulating environment for a child can make the difference between a 25% greater ability to learn, or 25% less in an environment with little stimulation
  15. The largest human organ is the skin, with a surface area of about 25 square feet
  16.  An average person will spend 25 years asleep
  17. The body carries about 25 trillion red blood cells
  18. Approximately one out of 25 people suffers from asthma
  19. The small intestines are approximately 25ft long
  20. If all of the muscles in the human body could pull in one direction we could create a force of 25 tons
  21. Unless obesity is tackled, the government predicts 25% of children in Britain will be obese by 2050
  22. If all the blood vessels in the human body were placed end to end, they would have a combined length of 25 thousand miles
  23. A typical athlete’s heart pumps out 25 to 30 litres of blood per minute
  24. In a lifetime, the average person produces about 25 thousand quarts of saliva -- enough to fill two swimming pools
  25. Spire Leeds Hospital has 25 orthopaedic consultants

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