Trivia

Hard

The Largest Internal Organ In The Human Body Is The?

Lungs
Skin
Liver
Heart
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

Very Hard

Alexander Graham Bell Believed Which Of These To Be His Greatest Invention?

Trivia

Hard

Which Iconic Sci-Fi Character Is Immortalized As A Grotesque On The Washington National Cathedral?

Trivia

Hard

A Long Awaited Release in Which Film Franchise Is Estimated To Have Cost Millions In Productivity?

Trivia

Hard

Which Sci-Fi Actor’s Ashes Were Launched Into Space Multiple Times?

Trivia

Hard

The Memorization Technique Used By Memory Contest Champions Is Called?

Trivia

Hard

House Centipedes Originated In What Region Of The World?

Trivia

Hard

What Song Did The Curiosity Rover Sing On Mars?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Toilet Shown On Television Appeared In An Episode Of?

Trivia

Hard

What Popular Commodore 64 Game Spawned a Successful Television Series?

Trivia

Hard

According To Forbes Magazine The Richest Fictional Character Is?