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# Thread: How heavy is the human skeleton?

1. ## How heavy is the human skeleton?

Only bones, nothing else.

They say 30-40% of body weight but it can't be true because you can be 130 or 200lbs with the same skeleton.

14% of bodyweight

4. Originally Posted by JoblessBrah
what does this have to do with my question?

5. I would say that it is 5-10kg of our weight.

6. well the total weight would depend on the size of the skeleton, and the percentage of body weight would depend on their bodyweight

so i dunno lol

7. Around 70lbs. The skull and endocrine are the most heavy.

Seems like a bit much... average head weighs 8 lbs, brain is 3 lbs, so let's say skull weights 5 lbs. And then everything else... doesn't seem it would be nearly 70 lbs.
That seems really heavy.

Skeleton should be 15-25 lbs.

9. thank you skeleton

Seems like a bit much... average head weighs 8 lbs, brain is 3 lbs, so let's say skull weights 5 lbs. And then everything else... doesn't seem it would be nearly 70 lbs.

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12. About 8lbs, and I'm a manmore.

But I guess it depends if you're going for dry or wet weights..

13. Originally Posted by buckeyenutz
are you a medical professional or something? (noargumentjustcurious)

so if a guy weighs 140 pounds and his skeleton is 70 pounds then his skeleton = 50% of his bodyweight
if he weighs 210 pounds his skeleton = 33.3% of his bodyweight
if he weighs 280 pounds his skeleton = 25% of his bodyweight

i am assuming however that there would be a thickening of the skeleton and it would theerfore become heavier somewhat?

seems like a gross thing to think about.

skeletons *shudders*

notsureifs

Reading multiple sources online that say 14% of body weight.
Others say 13-20%.

Even at 20%, mine would be 30 lbs, which makes sense actually.
And to me that seems heavy and I've handled human bones before but if 20% is the "max" that is probably an outlier.

notsureifs

Reading multiple sources online that say 14% of body weight.
Others say 13-20%.

Even at 20%, mine would be 30 lbs, which makes sense actually.

I think you are getting it wrong here -

X stays fairly consistent in adulthood but Y may change - drastically.
So the skeleton (X) fluctuates a lot as a percentage but only because your soft tissue changed so much - skinny - fat - muscley - whatever

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17. Thank you skeleton

18. that gif is creepy..

but what is the problem here with my explanation? it is logical.

shall I explain it another way?:

one guy and one girl
the guy = 50% of the group

one guy and two girls
the guy = 33.3% of the group

one guy and three girls
the guy = 25% of the group

so the guy could be said to be 50% to 25% of the group.

the guy didnt shrink.. the girls increased. (got fat, got skinny, got muscle/whatever)
remember it is only describing a percentage.

19. Originally Posted by MasterFool
that gif is creepy..

but what is the problem here with my explanation? it is logical.

shall I explain it another way?:

one guy and one girl
the guy = 50% of the group

one guy and two girls
the guy = 33.3% of the group

one guy and three girls
the guy = 25% of the group

the guy didnt shrink.. the girls increased. (got fat, got skinny, got muscle/whatever)
remember it is only describing a percentage.
what

i just asked if someone knows whats the average weight of a human skeleton, stripped of everything else including organs since I cannot find any

its not like rocket science brah.. thats why using percentages is dumb here since the weight isnt constant and skeleton is not proportional to weight

20. 200lb male skeleton is around 30lbs

21. Thank you, Skeleton.

...Not that it matters right now. Dat dere Accutane.

22. Originally Posted by Pheint
Thank you, Skeleton.

...Not that it matters right now. Dat dere Accutane.
enjoy joint problems phaggot

i wuld never take accutane

23. thank you skeleton <3

24. bones continue to grow in thickness up until your mid 50's so a person who is 150lb who bulked to 350lb wil have a heavier skeleton than when he was 150lb, irrespective of organ/skin/tissue mass

25. thank you skeleton

26. Originally Posted by MasterFool
are you a medical professional or something? (noargumentjustcurious)

so if a guy weighs 140 pounds and his skeleton is 70 pounds then his skeleton = 50% of his bodyweight
if he weighs 210 pounds his skeleton = 33.3% of his bodyweight
if he weighs 280 pounds his skeleton = 25% of his bodyweight

i am assuming however that there would be a thickening of the skeleton and it would theerfore become heavier somewhat?

seems like a gross thing to think about.

skeletons *shudders*
Was at one time. You're ignoring water weight--which can add up to 30% of body weight. Yes, the skeleton thickens over time. It also hollows--hence bigger faces--and broken hips. Visit a Cancer Hospital a few times. Pass out candy to the average aged (47) individual dying. Pick them up and place them on their bed. Now, imagine, no water weight, no organs, no muscle...Male and female = 70lbs.

27. Thank you skeleton

28. lemme ask you something op

how much does a bag of groceries weigh?

29. Heavy enough to break the ice

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