top of page

Did you Know? Fun GI facts:

The average person makes 2 pints of saliva every day. Which equals 32 ounces, or 2 cans of soda.

Your body can move your food through the digestive system even while you're upside down because it's not connected to gravity and it works with muscles.

Platypuses don't have stomachs.

When you are first born, you don’t have any healthy bacteria your system needs to digest the food you're given.

Hiccups can be caused by a change in temperature if it happens suddenly.

The small intestine is actually 22-23 feet long which is pretty large, while the large intestine is actually small and only a mere 5 feet long.

Your stomach doesn’t do much of the digestion, it’s mostly your small intestine.

Your GI system has more than 500 different types of bacteria.

Your digestive system has its own kind of mini brain.

The second part of your small intestine is called the jejunum. (Je-Jú-Num)

 

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/fun-facts-about-the-digestive-system#Fun-facts-about-the-digestive-system

https://www.livescience.com/40187-digestive-system-surprising-facts.html

bottom of page