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Atomic recycling and our bodies

  1. Jun 7, 2005 #1
    I heard that each our bodies have on average a billion of shakespears body's atoms in them (A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson). Is there any truth in this, does that mean we have on average a billion of every persons atoms that has ever lived?
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  3. Jun 8, 2005 #2
    that is interesting, i have never heard that before, but i don't doubt it.

    the atoms which make up our bodies are turned over several times in the average person's lifetime.
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