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NUMBER OF BONES IN THE ADULT HU­MAN BODY

Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - Up Front -

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.

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