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Does every species have same number of heart beats?

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Postby Mister Jon » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:58 am

There was this advert advertising cat food that says that cats' heart beats 2 times the rate of a humnans. I don't know if this is true but it does sort of prove that smaller animals have quicker heartbeats as they need oxygenated blood quicker as they usually need to move quicker away from larger predators.
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:29 pm

That is true. It is a proven fact that smaller animals have faster heart beat
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Postby joey » Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:50 pm

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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:27 pm

Interesting articles Joey, (however your TV show with the same name is NOT interesting) lol :lol:
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Postby joey » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:13 pm

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Postby James » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:24 pm

Deja Vu! But interesting nonetheless. They say human life could be extended by cardiac slowing, so basically if we lie down all day watching TV, we'll live longer. :P
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Postby mith » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:28 pm

Great, I'm well on my way to immortality :D:D
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:53 pm

And just think I was planning on going to the gym tomorrow...Thank Joey :D 8)
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