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Friday, January 31, 2014

Let's talk about bones!

Did You Know?

Bones function as the skeleton of the human bodyThe adult human body has 206 of them.
There are 26 bones in the human foot.
The human hand, including the wrist, contains 54 bones.
The femur, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone of the human skeleton.
The stapes, in the middle ear, is the smallest and lightest bone of the human skeleton.
Arms are among the most commonly broken bones, accounting for almost half of all adults' broken bones. The collarbone is the most commonly broken bone among children.
Bones stop growing in length during puberty. Bone density and strength will change over the course of life, however.
The only bone in the human body not connected to another is the hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue. v Bones are made up of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and other minerals, as well as the protein collagen.
Bones function as the skeleton of the human body, allow body parts to move and protect organs from impact damage. They also produce red and white blood cells.
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