Okay so a lot of people have been asking me recently why i am so OBSESSED with bones and/or why a lot of people call me bones. Well for starters my nickname is bones. If you actually know my you most likely call me bones, the reason this started is purely because I collect bones and have been for quite some time now, als I am admittedly quite skinny, not anorexic skinny, but thin and thos emean bullies used to say i look like a skeleton haha! But if i’m honst, I liked that, because t0 me, bones are beautiful.
You see when someone mentions bones, nowadays most people are like “EW BONES ARE DISGUSTING” and I don’t understand why? Everyone has bones – sure they might be surrounded by blood and muscle and organs but everyone still has them and bones are incredible things. They can bend even though solid (unfortunately somebones do break) they can repair themselves if damaged, they’re a light colour, (light colours dignify purity) and also they keep you the shape of you!
Another thhing i like about bones is everyone has them, everyones equal and no body can be treated differently because of their bones. Think about it – racism? Can’t be racist about bones. Sexist? The main difference is pelvis shape! Discrimination? Impossible! All bones are more or less the same aside from some peoples just happened to grow a bit more than others and some poeple “depending on age” have more bones than others and that’s useful as you can tell peoples age by how many bones they have! Do you get what I’m saying?
To me Bones are fantastic and top anyone who has read this, I hope you begin to appreciate bones as much as me because c’mon, Bones are %$£*ing awesome.
1. The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear. It is approximately .11 inches (.28 cm) long. We may owe all our hearing to this little bone shaped like a stirrup, because it transmits sound vibrations through our hearing system!
2. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete, the Femur bone as it’s called – the biggest and strongest bone in our body. It is easily capable of lifting or supporting 30 times its own volume and weight!
3. There are about 206 bones in a grown-up’s body. But more than half of them are located just in our hands and feet!
4. We have somewhere around 300 to 350 bones that we are born with. As we grow up, the number reduces to 206. Well, they don’t go anywhere, except that sometime around the age between 12 and 14, some of our smaller bones, fuse into larger, big and stronger bones!
5. Apart from having more bones, another interesting baby fact is that they don’t have kneecaps! Well, actually they do but their kneecaps have not yet turned into hard bones, and are still soft cartilage, that gradually hardens into bones. This process is called ossification.
6. By the age of 20, the average young person has acquired roughly 98% of his/her skeletal mass.
7. There are around 14 bones are in the face, 8 bones are in each wrist, 27 bones in each hand, 23 bones are in each foot including the ankle and 30 bones in the skull.
8. Adult human bones account for 14% of the body’s total weight.
9. Bones consist of 50% water and 50% solid matter. They are hard, strong and very much alive like muscle tissue. They also have tons of living cells which help them grow and repair themselves. If bones weren’t made of living cells, things like broken toes or arms would never mend.
10. Bone marrow is found in the hollow bones, that produces new red and white blood cells. Consider it the factory for the blood constituents.
11. Our ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time we breathe!
12. When there’s not enough calcium in the bloodstream, the body attempts to pull calcium from the bones, which thins and weakens them. This causes osteoporosis, which leads to breaks and fractures.
13. Did you know that humans and giraffes have the same number of bones in their necks i.e. 8? Giraffe neck vertebrae are just much, much longer!
14. We have over 230 moveable and semi-moveable joints in our body
–Facts from http://www.healthytimesblog.com/2010/12/bones-fun-facts/ —