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Fun and Interesting Facts About The Human Skeletal System

Did you know that you skeleton isn’t just a bag of bones? It is
also filled with a little thing called cartilage. That cartilage
is used to help protect the body’s internal organs as they are the
most precious part of our bodies and without them, we would die.
Did you also know that our skeleton also generates blood as well
having the job of resorting minerals? Here are a few other fun
facts you most likely did not know about the human skeletal

How many bones are in the human body?

That is a good one. There are about two hundred and six bones in
the adult human body. A Baby’s body, surprisingly has a lot more
then us at around three hundred bones in their body, the reason we
lose so many bones as we get older is because as we grow many of
our bones begin fusing together in the skull and spinal areas thus
removing the need to have so many bones as we get older.

What is the longest bone in the body?

Our longest bone would have to be the femur. You can find it in
your leg; you can say it reaches out to about one-quarter the
height of a person.

What is the smallest bone in the body?

Nice. The smallest bone would have to be actually, three bones
located in the middle of our ears. What is known as the anvil,
hammer as well as the stirrup. It is the stirrup that is the
smallest bone in our bodies closer to the other two.

What is the largest bone in the body?

You really like these don’t you. The largest bone we have in our
bodies is the pelvic bone.

What is Bone Marrow?

Bone Marrow is a necessity in our bones. It is needed to create
red and white blood cells to help combat bacterial infections.
You’ll notice that red marrow will create blood cells, as where
yellow will create what is known as fatty cells, but the funny
thing is when we are born all of our marrow is red.

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