BONE FACTS: 9 Things You Should Know About Bones


Here are 9 BONE FACTS that you should know

BONE FACTS – Here is the list of 9 things that you should know about bones which protects various organs in the human body.

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Here are the facts about bones, according to Physical Therapy Web.

#1 – At birth, humans have 300 bones but when a person reached adulthood the number drops to 206. The reason for this is that some of the bones combine together to make a single bone.

#2 – The only fully-grown bone since birth is found in the ear. Aside from this fact, the said bone is also the smallest in the human body and it is called the stapes bone.

#3 – Human bones are as strong as granite. According to the article, a bone with the size of a matchbox can carry a weight of 9 tons. This is considered stronger than concrete. The strongest bone in the human body is the femur or thigh bone.

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#4 – Half of the total number of bones that a human body has can be found in hands and feet.

#5 – There is only one jointless bone in the body and that can be found in the throat and it is called hyoid bone.

#6 – Giraffes have an equal number of bones in the neck with human beings.

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#7 – When a person reached adulthood, bones occupy 14 percent of the total weight.

#8 – The bone marrow produces two million red blood cells every second.

#9 – Every seven years, each bone in our body is being replaced slowly into a new bone.

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