Bone Facts

  • The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear.

  • There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.

  • The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.

  • The human face is made up of 14 bones.

  • The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth.

  • If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing.

  • Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.

  • Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.

  • Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.

  • Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water.

  • Adult human bones account for 14% of the body's total weight.

  • In 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible.

  • Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

  • Your thigh bone is stronger than concrete.

  • The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it's hollow!


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