Trivia

Hard

The Largest Internal Organ In The Human Body Is The?

Heart
Skin
Liver
Lungs
The location of the human liver, shown in red.
Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS)/Wikimedia

Answer: Liver

The human liver is a critical organ that plays a major role in the regulation of glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, hormone production, detoxification, and aiding digestion, among other things. While the number of estimated functions the liver performs varies dependent on how you measure and classify those functions, roughly 500 different biological functions are attributed to the liver.

As such, it’s no surprise that the liver, a veritable power house of metabolic processes and critical to our survival, is the largest internal organ by both weight and volume—the average adult liver is around 1.44–1.66 kilograms (3.2–3.7 pounds) in weight and approximately 885-1,220 milliliters in volume. What’s interesting is that while liver size is dependent on gender and general size (larger males have, as you would presume, larger livers), age also plays a role. Babies have a significantly larger liver-to-total-body-mass ratio than adults, a state of affairs that hints at the importance of the liver’s role in metabolic regulation.

Trivia

Hard

In 1994 Citizens Of Los Angeles Made 911 Calls To Report A Giant Silver Cloud That Turned Out To Be?

Trivia

Easy

Airplane Windows Are Round To Reduce?

Trivia

Hard

Warnock’s Dilemma Describes An Internet-Related Problem Focused On?

Trivia

Hard

Which U.S. President Has A Productivity System Named After Them?

Trivia

Easy

The Acid Mixture “Aqua Regia” Derives Its Name From The Ability To Dissolve?

Trivia

Hard

Which Country Has The Longest National Anthem?

Trivia

Hard

Ben Franklin Wasn’t Just A U.S. Founding Father, But The Founder Of Modern?

Trivia

Easy

On The Island Of Lanzarote Chefs Cook Food Over?

Trivia

Easy

Which Simpsons Character Was Originally Intended As Homer’s Secret Identity?

Trivia

Hard

The Generation Between Generation X And The Millennials Is Known As The?