Friday, March 7, 2008

How many bones do we have???


Ever wondered how many bones our body is made of?..sorry no price for guessing..its about 206!!...typically at birth its about 350 and as we grow, due to unison of the bones the number decreases attaining constant number of about 206 in adults!...

Here is the breakdown:

- 28 skull bones (8 cranial, 14 facial, and 6 ear bones); !!!!!!

- the horseshoe-shaped hyoid bone of the neck;

- 26 vertebrae-back bone! (7 cervical or neck, 12 thorax, 5 lumbar or loins, the sacrum which is five fused vertebrae, and the coccyx, our vestigial tail, which is four fused vertebrae);

- 24 ribs plus the sternum(breastbone); the shoulder girdle [2 clavicles(collar bone), the most frequently fractured bone in the body, and 2 scapulae];

- the pelvic girdle[hip] (2 fused bones);

- 30 bones in our arms and legs (a total of 120);

- There are also a few partial bones, ranging from 8-18 in number, which are related to joints

so next time when you see a person try counting them!...lol

7 comments:

Kolikalla alias Chao alias Rao alias Ashu said...

Cool facts.maga!

brocasarea said...

thanks magaa.hope u have all of them!!!

Avanija said...

Reminds me of munna and circuit's conversation in the movie when munna says something like "insaan ke body mein 206 haddiyaan hoti hain,todne se pehle humne kabhi socha kya?"

brocasarea said...

@avanija..yeah still remember that dialogue in the movie!..was pretty hilarious!

Kolikalla alias Chao alias Rao alias Ashu said...

i guess so...i hope that the doctor have not removed any part!!!

Grey said...

So when in general we say ' I boned her' does that count as a bone?

brocasarea said...

@ grey....lol..u very well know the exact meaning of it!!!