Skeleton factsBones quiz
How many bones does an adult human have?
206. At birth, there are over 270 bones in an infant human's body, but many of these fuse together as the child grows (in the skull, vertebral column etc.), leaving a total of 206 separate bones in an adult.
Are there pneumatic bones in the human body?
Yes, they are in skull. Pneumatic bones are very light, as they contain hollow cells filled with mucous membrane and air. In the human body, pneumatic bones are found only in the skull (the frontal bone, maxilla and mandible, ethmoid bone, temporal bone)
Where are the smallest bones in the human body?
In ear. The largest bone in the human body is the femur and the smallest bones are three auditory ossicles. The term "ossicles" literally means "tiny bones", and the names of bones are Malleus ("hammer"), Incus ("anvil") and Stapes ("stirrup")
On which side of the body do humans have more ribs?
Humans have the same number of ribs on both sides. The human skeleton is symmetrical.