Do you know your blood type, the location of your kidneys or what your body temperature is supposed to be? Don’t worry if you don’t because new research suggests we’re all a little bit clueless about our bodies.
Recent research suggests that 10% of Brits are unsure of the number of kidneys we have, while 60% have no idea what blood type they are. Only half of those polled could accurately pinpoint the location of the heart in the centre-left of the chest and three quarters were stumped when asked how many bones we have.
The survey of 2,000 people was commissioned by the Museum of London to celebrate the launch of its October exhibition Doctors, Dissection and Ressurection men. Jelena Bekvalac, Curator of Human Osteology at the museum, said: 'It seems we have a depressing lack of anatomical awareness.”
If you’re worried about your anatomical knowledge we’ve rounded-up some key body facts that you need to know (for the pub quiz)....
-The heart is located just underneath your left breast
-There are 206 bones in the adult body
-The average adult has 32 teeth
-Your kidneys are located towards the back of your body just above your hips
- We have one kidney on either side of our bodies
-The average adult has five to six litres of blood in their system
-The liver is the biggest internal organ
-The skin is the largest organ in the human body