NUMBER OF BONES IN THE ADULT HUMAN BODY
Humans are born with 270 bones, which gradually decreases as we reach adulthood after some fuse together. The bone mass in the skeleton reaches maximum density about age 30. About a quarter of our bones are in our feet – which is 26 bones a foot (compared to your head, which only contains 22). The smallest bones in the body are in the ear, while the hyoid bone in the throat is the only bone not attached to another. Horses have 18 more bones than humans.