Facts About the Skeletal System

  There are 206 bones in an adult person.

  Bones are not merely supportive - they are highly productive
    machines churning out components for your blood.

  The smallest bone in your body is the stapes bone, which is
    located in your ear. Without it, you could not hear!

  The main place calcium is stored in your body is in your bones.
    A typical adult has approximately 2.4 pounds of calcium in their
    body.

  Bones are about 50% water.

•  Your body needs sunlight to make vitamin D, which helps make bones.