What is the weight of an adult human head?

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An adult human cadaver head cut off around vertebra C3, with no hair, weighs somewhere between 4.5 and 5 kg, constituting around 8% of the whole body mass.
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flagIraq
80%
10%
10%
0%
10
flagGermany
68%
20%
7%
1%
153
flagGreece
66%
27%
5%
0%
18
flagPakistan
64%
21%
10%
2%
37
flagMalaysia
58%
25%
0%
16%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
57%
28%
7%
7%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
56%
37%
6%
0%
16
flagPoland
55%
31%
8%
3%
14118
flagAustria
55%
34%
6%
3%
29
flagIndia
53%
22%
13%
8%
205
flagSwitzerland
52%
28%
14%
4%
21
flagAustralia
51%
33%
11%
3%
27
flagthe United Kingdom
45%
29%
15%
8%
134
flagCanada
43%
30%
22%
3%
53
flagNew Zealand
38%
30%
23%
7%
13
flagthe Philippines
37%
12%
29%
18%
48
flagthe United States
34%
26%
23%
13%
472
flagUnknown
33%
37%
12%
16%
24
flagNigeria
27%
0%
54%
18%
11
flagRomania
25%
50%
25%
0%
12