Man, I wish I had majored in chemical engineering. Then I would be employed, and get to make cool things. I’d probably be disgustingly rich and disgustingly handsome. That’s right, disgustingly handsome.

Topics in this video:

  • size and shape of blood cells (2 × 8 µ microns) and platelets (2 µicron sphere)
  • blood cells are shaped like the Millennium Falcon so they can fit through 2-micron µm capillaries
  • that’s why red blood cells are only part-way filled up
  • they’re not filled full of hemoglobin for that reason
  • if the hemoglobin was just loose in your bloodstream, your blood would be thick and viscous — and hard to pump
  • clotting

Janet Tavakoli majored in chemical engineering, and then she became a world expert on synthetic derivatives.

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