What Are Some Interesting Facts About the Human Skeleton?

An interesting fact about the human skeleton is that the number of bones varies by age. Babies have close to 300 bones, while most adults have 206. The "extra" bones in the baby's body eventually fuse together to form larger bones.

The feet and hands together contain the majority of bones in a person's body. Each foot has 26 bones, and each hand (including the wrist) holds 54. The femur is both the longest and the strongest human bone, while the smallest, the stapes, is in the middle ear. While most bones connect to at least one other, the hyoid, found at the tongue's base, is the only bone not to connect to another one in the human skeleton.