Our body is composed of 206 bones that serves as a framework and support for our muscles and soft tissues in the body. It comes to different sizes and shapes but do you wonder what’s the smallest bone in the body?
It’s found inside our ears, or rather, inside the middle ear ossicles that is called STIRRUP BONE or STAPES and is only 0.25 to 0.33 cm long (0.10 to 0.13 in) and weighs only 1.98 to 4.3 mg.
What’s the function of it? It transmits the sound vibrations to the inner ear (particularly the oval window) and amplifies the sound vibration up to twenty times from what they were when they contacted the tympanic membrane/ear drum!
Smallest bones it is but never underestimate the amplifying power of the middle ear!
Tongue? No. Penis? No!
No, you’re wrong! The known strongest muscle in the human body is our HEART.
Yes, it is made of muscle which in medical terms, we call it the MYOCARDIUM or the Cardiac Muscle. Myo means muscle while cardium means heart.
How it became the strongest muscle in the body?
Oh, it only pumps blood and its components, oxygen, and nutrients 24/7 nonstop (unless the body is dead) in every corner of the body. Can your tongue or penis do that?
This is another blog named ANATOMY 101 to give you information and fun facts about our very own HUMAN BODY - the systems and organs.
I will do all my best to give you awesome facts to you. Enjoy!