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The lightest organ in the human body is the lung.  

An ostrich egg is also the largest existing single cell.

When the queen of a clown fish school dies, a male clown fish changes its gender to become female and takes her place.

In seahorses, it's the male who gives birth to the young.

Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.

House flies have a lifespan of two weeks.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

When you blush, your stomach lining also reddens.

The surface area of a human lung is equal to that of a tennis court.

The human body contains about six-thousand miles of blood vessels.

Every four days the worlds population increases by one million people.

Cell theory

Cell theory
Cell theory refers to the idea that cells are the basic unit of structure in every living thing. Development of this theory during the mid 1600s was made possible by advances in microscopy. This theory is one of the foundations of biology...

 states that:

  • The cell is the fundamental unit of life
    Life is a characteristic that distinguishes objects that have self-sustaining biological processes from those that do not—either because such functions have ceased , or else because they lack such functions and are classified as "inanimate."In biology, the science of living organisms, "life"...

  • All living things are composed of one or more cells or the secreted
    Secretion is the process of elaborating, releasing, and oozing chemicals from a cell, a secreted chemical substance or amount of substance. In contrast to excretion, the substance may have a certain function, rather than being a waste product....

     products of those cells, such as shells
  • Cells arise from other cells through cell division
    Cell division
    Cell division is a process by which a cell, called the parent cell, divides into two or more cells, called daughter cells. Cell division is usually a small segment of a larger cell cycle. This type of cell division in eukaryotes is known as mitosis, and leaves the daughter cell capable of dividing...

  • In multicellular organisms, every cell in the organism's body is produced from a single cell in a fertilized egg
    Egg (biology)
    In most birds and reptiles, an egg is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum. To enable incubation the egg is usually kept within a favourable temperature range as it nourishes and protects the growing embryo. When the embryo is adequately developed it breaks out of the egg in the...

  • The cell is considered to be the basic part of the pathological processes of an organism


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