Everyone has bones, no matter who you are or where you are
Humans have 206 bones by the time they’re 25. They are born with about 300 bones and cartilage that, over time, “fuses” together
The soft, delicate spots on the bones infants have soon after birth are among those that will harden and fuse during one’s early life.
This bone growth is powered by calcium intake during childhood and replaces the soft-feeling cartilage with healthier strengthened bone
The bones of the body are not, however, equally distributed from head to toe. Some bones, such as the longest bone, the femur which is in your thigh
Other parts of the body, like the hands, are made up of 27 smaller, intricate bones that allow your hand to function and grasp as it does
Your body's 206 bones are differentiated by more than just name, though. Long bones, short bones, flat bones and irregular bones
Long bones, such as your humerus, fibula or tibia are bones that enable mobility and carry the body's weight