How Long Can the Human Intestine Stretch?

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Human intestines are only twenty to thirty feet long; most commonly they are between twenty five and twenty eight feet for an adult when inside the body. The small intestine is the longest of the two intestines at twenty to twenty three feet long. The large intestine is only five feet long. Children's intestines are shorter than adult's intestines because both the child and the intestine are still growing. There is a myth that if you stretch out human intestines from only one person, they would stretch around the world but this is just a myth with no truth to it.
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Not Medical advice: If you stretched out an adult's small intestine, it would be about 22 feet long.
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About 6-10 meters laying out.
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Well, in my Science class, I was told by my teacher that it is 36 feet. I do believe that should be the correct answer.
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