- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: March 3, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Discovery Channel
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The Discovery Health special BODY IN NUMBERS breaks down the mysteries of the human species into fascinating figures, counting up everything from the number of daily breaths (several thousands) to the number of receptors in the eye (several millions). These incredible, detailed figures create a whole new perspective on human birth and development, and uncover the amazing intricacy of even the tiniest body parts.
Description by Image Entertainment:
More advanced than a computer yet more versatile and resilient than any machine is the amazing miracle known as the human body. From the thousands of breaths we take each day to the millions of receptors our eyes use to see, our bodies are an intricate and astonishing collection of working parts. In these four fascinating programs, we analyze the human body, from conception through old age, and decode the body's vital statistics in a surprising way that will completely change the way you think about yourself. The Miracle of Life We bring the miracle of conception to life in a brand-new way, illuminating the process with sheer numbers. For example, did you know that sperm must swim the equivalent of the width of Lake Superior to reach the female egg' Childhood This episode follows the evolving journey of our lives - from one-year-old to the age of 10. We look at how our muscles and bones develop, examine how we are able to learn so much so quickly, and analyze the incredible power of our senses. Becoming Men and Women This episode explores the numbers in the lives of our bodies from the age of 10 to middle-age. We see how a boy's testosterone levels soar 50 times over to transform him into a man and follow a girl's remarkable journey through puberty. Our Life in Numbers In this final episode, we look at the whole sweep of our body's journey through life, how it keeps going and what it's capable of producing during the course of a lifetime. For one person alone, the numbers climb into the trillions.
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