The small intestine is part of your gastrointestinal tract, easily the grossest tract in your body. It is basically a place for you to store all those Wendy’s Baconator burgers until you need them again. Which is, of course, never. But isn’t it nice to know you’re still carrying them around? You never know when you’ll be faced with a Baconator emergency, and it’s smart to be prepared.
Also, the small intestine absorbs all the important nutrients your body needs, such as vitamins, minerals, and Vicodin.
At over sixteen feet long, the small intestine may not seem small. But it is tiny compared to your large intestine, which is over 70 miles long and has its own Wal-Mart.