Joe Noble item about breathing, perspiratory glands, blood, and pretty girls, of course!
Titles read: 'THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN by JOE NOBLE'.
Pathe Studio, London.
Montage of shots showing people of different sizes - midget jazz band, tallest man in the world Robert Wadlow, lots of plump women in swimsuits at an outdoor swimming pool, then a shapely girl in a swimsuit in the studio. Another girl in a swimsuit poses with a dog. Silhouette outline of a girl holding a beach ball. Then we see the girl in all her swimsuited glory, doing several 'artistic' poses with the ball.
Animation mixed with live footage then gives us some facts about how our bodies work. A woman smokes a cigarette as we see the lungs hold 1 gallon of air. Shots of the girl blowing up a balloon. We are told if she blew non-stop she could blow up the latest Graf Zeppelin in 307 days.
A man sits at a microscope, picks up a tiny, struggling, animation girl and puts her under the microscope. Diagram of what lies under our skin - perspiratory tubes. We are told that the approximate total length of uncoiled perspiratory glands in one human would reach from London to Southend! (Help!)
Next we see facts about the heart - an animated heart beats and flexes its muscles over live footage of a girl in a swimsuit. We are told that 270 million tons of blood are pumped by the heart in a lifetime. Diagrams show that this amount would fill a tank 2 1/2 times the height of Nelson's Column.
Animation of two hearts - one healthy, one looking a bit battered. The healthy one says the other should see a doctor. The battered one says he doesn't want a doctor, but a plumber.
Cataloguer's note: you can always count on Joe Noble to keep you awake at night with scary facts like this.