May 18, 2009

Lessons in Anatomy

Did you know, that if you have an entire lung removed that within one year your other lung, will grow to fill that void?

And it will be functional enough that you can run a mile with it?

Essentially, you become one super huge lung?

I found that to be absolutely frickin' fascinating...

I kind of wish I didn't know it the way I do, but I do. Within the next 365 days, my boss will become... "SUPER LUNG!"

Posted by Boudicca at May 18, 2009 09:17 PM
Comments

Damn

Just damn

Posted by: Tammi at May 18, 2009 09:38 PM

My grandmother had half a lung removed because of TB at the age of 45... she lived to be 99 so I guess she regrew that bit of it okay. Heh.

Go go Super Lung!

Posted by: Teresa at May 18, 2009 10:48 PM

Wow! That's fascinating :) I guess if Patrick Swayze did have a lung removed, then he can still get by well with one. That's good to know!

Posted by: PeggyU at May 19, 2009 03:36 PM

.... my Great Uncle George had one of his taken out in 1955...... according to the relatives, it only cut him back from one pack of Camels a day to 1/2 a pack... he lived on that one lung until 1996, if memory serves....

Posted by: Eric at May 19, 2009 08:46 PM

If they remove one of my lungs, will the removed one grow another body around it?

I could use a disposable me.

Posted by: Graumagus at May 19, 2009 11:01 PM

whenever we vote one arsehole out of power over here another appears within no time!

Posted by: thud at May 20, 2009 05:55 PM

thud: Yes, I do believe arseholes spontaneously generate. Unfortunately.

Posted by: PeggyU at May 20, 2009 11:23 PM