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How many lungs does a human have ?

Asked by superjuicebox (381 points ) November 13th, 2010

I’m having a discussion with my friend and she says her doctor says 4, but I can swear that we learned that we have 2 in school. Can someone please settle this ?

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Symbeline's avatar

We have one set of lungs, which is two lungs, technically.

tranquilsea's avatar

Or 5 lobes.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Yeah, we definitely have two lungs.

mrentropy's avatar

I think most of us stop at two.

Winters's avatar

We’re born with two, but people can operate on one. Tried to see if there are any disorders that result in more than two lungs, and no luck there.

ducky_dnl's avatar

We have two lungs.

Winters's avatar

Technically its possible in the case of a parasitic twin but the child would most likely be stillborn or die shortly after birth.

AstroChuck's avatar

Only one if you’re Don Imus.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Really? Her doctor says you have 4 lungs? I think it’s time to switch doctors.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Are you sure the doctor didn’t say “legs?” And that it wasn’t a vet?

sliceswiththings's avatar

My grandma always reminds me that for every doctor that finishes first in his class, there’s a doctor that finishes last.

superjuicebox's avatar

@ChocolateReigns
LOL thats what i told her.

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