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6 Facts about skulls that you didn’t know

One of the most surprising facts about skulls is its enormous resistance. Did you know that more than 785 pounds of weight are needed on average to crush a human skull?

The skull is without a doubt and from the point of view of anatomy an impressive work of evolution. All vertebrate beings have a skull with very similar functions.

Do you want to know more curious things about skulls? Keep reading and you will be amazed

Facts about the human skull anatomy

Many facts about the skulls are closely related to its impressive anatomy. Let’s see some of them.

Fact about skull # 1 : How many bones in the head?

There are 22 bones in the human skull, not including teeth that are not considered bones. Let’s describe them:

Bones in the cranium (8)

The set formed by the facial bones and the bones of the skull constitutes that awesome work of art of evolution that is the human skull, one of whose most important functions is to protect our brain.

  • Frontal
  • Parietal (2 on each side of the head)
  • Temporal ( 2 on each side of the head)
  • Ethmoid
  • Occipital
  • Sphenoid

Facial Bones (14)

  • Mandible
  • Maxillae (2)
  • Vomer
  • Palatine (2)
  • Nasal (2)
  • Zygomatic(2)
  • Nasal conchae(2)
  • Lacrimal(2)
Skull Bonesand functions Explained
Sagital Section of Skull

Image Autor : OpenStax College / CC BY

Skull Fact # 2 :It is possible to know the gender of a person by analyzing their skull

The skull is also a bone and like all bones can tell many stories about people. A medical examiner is capable of extracting an incredible amount of information from the bones, among other things, knowing how a person died.

Through the shape of the human skull, it is possible to determine the gender of a person. The male skull bone will be heavier, larger, and thicker than the female skull.

Skull Fact # 3: Cranial Foramina, the skulls also contains small holes

The human skull has small holes that allow blood vessels and nerves to pass through it and allow them to enter and exit the cranial cavity. These tiny holes are called Foramina and are not noticeable to the touch.

Foramen Magnum is the largest hole in the skull. Its function is to allow the union between the vertebral column and the skull

Skull Foramen

Skull Fact # 4 : The Jawbone or Mandible is awesome.

The mandible is the largest and strongest bone in the human cranium and holds teeth in place and is the only bone in the skull that moves.

Thanks to the jawbone and its mobility we are able to do something fundamental in our lives.

Skull Fact # 5 : The Skull Sutures

The bones of the skull are linked together in a set of lines called sutures.

One of the facts about the skulls that most surprise us is the fact that in babies, the sutures are soft and this fact gives babies skulls some flexibility during delivery. This is possible because, at the top of a baby’s skull, there is a large suture that is known as fontanelle but it closes up at the age of 2 years. The sutures close and solidify during childhood.

Facts about Skulls # 6: Functions of the skull.

Previously we mentioned that fortunately the skull allows us to carry out a series of activities fundamental to our daily life, without which we simply would not be able to live.

What does the skull and what protects ?

  • The skull protects the brain.
  • The skull provides support to the face.
  • Allows us to see because it houses our eyes.
  • Allows us to eat and drink.
  • Allows us to hear because it keeps all our hearing functions safe.

Incredible isn’t?

Don’t you think that our brain deserves a tribute from us? We should wear skull images on all our clothes, and put skull sculptures and paintings all over the house!

Bestselling Skull Models For Students, teaching or Decoration

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Fun Facts about Skulls

Here are some fun facts about skulls

  • A skull with a pair of crossbones is used as a symbol of poison or death.
  • The skull is also made of cartilages and ligaments and not only of bones
  • The size and shape of skulls must be different for each gender and even racial heritage, for instance depending on what part of the world they come from.
  • When you open and close your mouth you are using your temporomandibular joint.

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