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How much air do I breathe in every minute?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Quick quiz: Name the person who normally consumes 6 quarts per minute.

a. Frat guy on his 21st birthday
b. A car with 300,000 miles on it
c. A Starbucks addict
d. You

The correct answer: D, but it has nothing to do with lager or lattes. It has to do with how much air you take in with each breath-that's enough air to fill 10 million balloons in a lifetime (you gotta feel for the poor graduate student who had to prove that theory).
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