We sure have lots of bones!
A newborn baby has more bones
than an adult. A baby is born with
300 bones. An adult only has 206.
Your hand has 27 bones.
Your face has 14 bones.
The longest bone in your body is your thigh bone, the femur it is about 1/4 of your height.
The smallest bone in your body is the stirrup bone in your ear which can measure only 1/10 of an inch.
Humans and giraffes have the same number of bones
in their necks? A Giraffe’s
neck vertebrae are just much, much longer!
Your Femur (thigh bone) is stronger than concrete.
Bone is stronger, inch for inch than the steel used in skyscrapers.
Babies are born
without the patella (knee bone)
it develops between
ages 2 and 5.
One fourth of your bones are located in your feet.
Your backbone is really thirty-three bones that run down the middle of your body.
The jawbone is the hardest in
the human body.
The only bone not broken so far during
any ski accident is one located
in your inner ear.
If you break your wrist as an
adult it will take you 8 weeks to
A five year old child who
breaks their wrist only takes 3
weeks to heal.
Your big toes have 2 bones
in them, while all your
other toes have 3 bones
Your bones also manufacture
blood cells and stores