Autumn 2013 Newsletter: Quiz Answers

The Breathing Quiz – Answers

1.The lungs are the organs that let us breathe.  In an average lifetime, how many breaths does a person take?
    Half a billion breaths  
 
2.How many litres of air can a lung hold at full capacity?
    4-6 litres  
 
3.Before the First World War, what did glassblowers eat to improve their lung power?
     Snails – they believed eating snails would increase lung power and ward off TB  
 
4.If all the different air tubes in the lungs were joined end to end, how many miles would they stretch?
    30 miles  
 
5.Lung disease caused by tobacco use is the cause of death in how many adults worldwide?
    1 in 10