Fact of the Day Image Nov. 10th

We might always think that since adults are more grown up that they have more bones, but that is not true! Babies have over 300 bone parts while adult humans only have about 206.

This is due to a process called ossification. Baby bones are made out of a rubbery material called cartilage. Think of how your nose feels. That is cartilage! As the babies get older, some of their bones start to ossify or change from rubbery cartilage into solid bone made out of calcium. That causes the smaller bones of the baby to fuse together to create fewer stronger bones. When they fuse together, the number of bones in the body gets less. That is why babies have more bone (sections) than adults!

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