I have a wealth of knowledge in the deep recesses of my mind and from reading and watching Jeopardy, I find that I am constantly adding to the gray matter. I thought to myself that it might be a good idea to share what I know. Perhaps it would inspire someone to leave some of their knowledge for me in the comment section. That isn’t really important cause I just want to share. If you read this it won’t really make you smarter but it will fill your head with some new worthless trivia courtesy of Tom Baker.
Your body makes 2,000,000 million new red blood cells every second of every day. That means your body is making 120,000,000 new red blood cells every minute. Which in turn means your body is making 720,000,000 every hour. That means you do the math because these figures are getting far beyond my pay level.
Additionally, red blood cells (erythrocytes) are made in the red bone marrow in your bones. Furthermore, despite what you may have been told as a child, blood is always red. It may appear to be blue underneath you skin but it is most definitely ALWAYS red. If you doubt, blood is drawn from your veins. Veins carry deoxygenated blood throughout your body. If blood were truly blue then when you donated blood it would come out of your body and fill the bag with ‘blue blood’. Blood is always red.
So tell me, is this a worthwhile series or just not a smart idea?
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