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How many bones does the human body have?

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You asked:
How many bones does the human body have? — Sahil, Bhiwadi, India

Marshall Brain Answered:
It depends on the age of the human body. It also depends on who is doing the counting. A typical adult has roughly 200 bones (206 according to Wikipedia, 208 according to this HSW video). In a baby there are more, and they fuse together to form the adult skeleton.

Each arm and each leg have 30 bones, for a total of 120. The Torso has 51 bones for the spinal column, the ribs and the sternum. The rest are found in the pelvic area, the shoulders and the skull.

Here is a nice overview of the human skeleton:

For more info see: How Bones Work

 
 

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