Facts about the Human Skeleton
Fascinating Facts About the Human Skeleton
A new born baby has well over 300 bones at birth
An adult has 206 bones; many of the bones from birth join together or dissolve
The biggest bone in the human body is the femur located in the upper leg
The smallest is the stapes bone located in the middle ear
Some bones are fused, or connected together, such as the bones located in the pelvis (hip) and the skull
Blood is made in the bone marrow located on the insides of bones
You are tallest in the morning; the cartilage that connects the bones in your spinal column is compressed (flattened) throughout the day, making you about 1cm shorter by the time you go to bed!
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