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June 2002
Monkeyshines on Health & Science;Jun2002 Anatomy, p3
This article presents several facts, related to bones. More than half of the total bones of the body are found in the hands and feet. The largest bone in the human body is the femur. The strongest bone in the human body is the mandible or jaw bone. Bones are living organs that have blood vessels and nerves running through them. Places where bones come together are call joints. Bones are attached to other bones by strong straps called ligaments. The smallest bones of the body are found in the middle ear: the malleus, the incus and the stapes.


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