9 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Your Body

9. You Have About 60 Less Bones Than A Baby

Babies may be small, but they actually have more bones than adults. Human babies have about 305 bones when they are born, while adults have about 245 bones. How can this be? Well, the human body is quite incredible. At the time we are born, our bones are made up mostly of cartilage, which produce stable bone as we get older. The process is called ossification, and the new bone material is formed from cells called osteoblasts. The new bone covers the cartilage, which allows marrow and other nutrients to reach other parts of the body. Basically, our bones start fusing together, and by the time we are adults, we have 60 fewer bones, because the smaller bones have merged with others to make larger bones.
9. You Have About 60 Less Bones Than A Baby