Your face has 14 bones, which provide a house for your brain and protect the sense organs of sight, taste and smell. Also, facial bones continue to move throughout your life, one reason that faces grow “sunken” as they age.
The smallest bone in your body — the stapes (also called the stirrup bone) — is located in your inner ear. It’s 1/10 of an inch! This tiny bone has a big job though. A key player with the sound vibrations as they enter the ear, the stapes acts like a tuning fork.