Chemical Structure Of A Man, Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-26


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CHEMICAL STRUCTURE OF A MAN i A man weighing 150 pounds approximately con tains 3500 cubic feet of gas oxygen hydrogen and nitrogen in his constitution which at 80 cents per thousand cubic feet would be worth 280 for il ¬ luminating purposes He also contains all the necessarv fats to make a fifteenpound candle and thus with his 3500 cubic feet of gases he possesses great illuminating possibilities His syteni contains twentytwo pounds and ten ounces of carbon or enough to make 780 dozen or 93iO lead pencil There are about fifty grains of iron in his blood and the rest of the body would supply enough to make one spike large enough to hold his weight A healthy man contains fiftyfour ounces of phos ¬ phorus This deadly poison would make 800000 matches or enough of poison to kill 500 persons This with twenty pounds of lime makes the stiff i bones and brains NO difference how sour a man looks he contains about sixty lumps of sugar of the ordinary cubical dimensions and to make the seasoning complete must be added twenty spoon i fills of salt If a man were distilled into water i he would make about thirtyeight quarts or more than half his weight He also contains a great deal of starch chloride of potash magnesium sulphur and hydrochloric acid in his system Exchange

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