Our skeleton helps us stand, supports our bodies and needs to stay healthy to avoid fractures and keep good posture. But, did you know that the number of bones in your body changes after birth? That some move 5 million times per year? How about the human neck versus the giraffe’s — think the two don’t have anything in common? Think again! Where is your funny bone exactly and why does it feel (not so) funny when you hit it?
It may not surprise you that your thigh bone (femur) is the longest bone in your body, but did you know that it’s also the heaviest? The femur is stronger than concrete. And although rare, if it is fractured, this is usually because of the angle of the impact.
Although your fingers have no muscles in them, your hands have 27 bones, 29 joints and 123 ligaments to make them work together.