Somehow my girlfriend and I got into the topic of the intestinal tract this morning over breakfast and she thought that it was long enough to stretch all the way around the world and then some!
I told her that I was pretty sure it was only a few meters and that I thought maybe she was talking about
blood vessels or something.
She was convinced that she had heard it though, even me telling her that if you ate something and pooped it out 24 hours later that would mean it had to travel 1,000 miles per hour through your intestines, which by the way is faster than the speed of sound. There would be sonic booms happening in your gut as the food rocketed through your guts!
Anyway, we had a good hard laugh at it and I just had to share
Plus, we all know what it feels like to have a sonic boom in our guts!