6 in 60: Number 49 – Suns out Guns out!

Hello! I really hope its lovely and sunny with you today, because its time to go to the gun show! That’s right today we’re talking about muscles, just for a minute let’s go!

  1. Muscle can be defined as a band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body.
  2. There are three different kinds of muscle – smooth, cardiac, and skeletal muscle.
  3. There are more than 600 muscles in the body, doing everything from pumping blood to moving food through the intestines, to helping lift heavy objects.
  4. Muscles are the most dense thing in your body. They make up approximately 40% of your body weight.
  5. To take one step, you use 200 muscles.
  6. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed todays episode. Make sure you check back here next Tuesday for a very special 50th episode of 6 in 60!

Sources

The first fact came from that dang dictionary. 2 and 3 came from this site. Fact 4-6 came from this degreed article.

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