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A rigid organ, part of endoskeleton of vertebrates

  • Bone is a rigid organ and is a part of endoskeleton of vertebrates.
  • Bones are made up of mineralized osseous tissue, also called bone tissue.
  • There will be 270 bones in an infant but some bones fuse up and an adult will generally have 206 separate bones.
  • By the age of 20, the average young person has acquired roughly 98% of his/her skeletal mass.
  • 23 bones are in each foot including the ankle. The face has 14 bones. Wrist has 8 bones.
  • The Ear bone is the only bone that is fully grown at birth.
  • Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, mostly women.
  • The largest bone in the human body is the femur and the smallest bones are auditory ossicles.
  • Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.
  • Arms are among the most commonly broken bones.
  • Bones stop growing in length during Puberty.
  • Hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue, is the only bone that is not connected with another bone.
  • Bones contains 50% Water and 50% solid matter.
  • Adult human bones account for 14% of the body’s total weight.
  • Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
  • Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails
  • The thigh bone is stronger than Concrete.
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