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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.

Most of the bones in the body are in the hands. There are 54 bones including the wrists.

The foot has 26 and the face has 14.

The longest bone in your body, the femur (thighbone), is about 1/4 of your height. The smallest is the stapes (or stirrup) in the ear, which is about 1/10 of an inch.

Humans and giraffes have the same number of bones in their necks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your thigh bone is stronger than concrete.

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

Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Source:
www.hightechscience.org/funfacts.htm
www.funshun.com/amazing-facts/eye-human-body-facts.html

 
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