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Why doesn't the Human Skull get Smaller after loosing alot of Weight ? My Friend weigthed about 300lbs, now he weight 160lbs and has a Big Head :(

Why doesn't the Human Skull get Smaller after loosing alot of Weight ? My Friend weigthed about 300lbs, now he weight 160lbs and has a Big Head :(

Bone mass is: fixed after maturation at it's adult size and is not affected during weight loss. Your friend's head only appears larger in relation to his/her girth which is now apparently one half what you were used to seeing. In a short time you will see that it appears normal. He or she should be congtatulated, ...Read more

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Do Human Skull get smaller if its infected with a disease ?

Do Human Skull get smaller if its infected with a disease ?

Infection : any chronic condition whether infectious such as Tuberculosis or AIDS, or non-infectious, such as cancer can cause malnutrition and protein wasting, which may cause muscle breakdown with waste of facial muscles, so even though the head may appear smaller, but the scull itself doesn't change in size significantly ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a human head live without a body if we use a machine to keep the blood flowing and oxygenated?

Might it be possible that a a human head live without a body if we use a machine to keep the blood flowing and oxygenated?

In theory, yes,: But the body as a whole is an amazingly complex system of interrelated feedback mechanisms all influencing each other simultaneously to achieve relative stability. At this time and for 20+ years into the future, we don't have enough intimate knowlege to replace all of the input that an isolated head needs, which is way beyond enough blood and oxygen. ...Read more

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What's is the average human head shape?

What's is the average human head shape?

Not Triangular!: Somewhat round or oval. There are variations of course. Certain cultures will purposely deform the shape of the skulls of infants at an early age to achieve a different shape. But there are minor variations in skull shape that are still considered normal. Certain birth defects affect skull shape too. ...Read more

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How heavy is the human head in proportion to the rest of the body?

How heavy is the human head in proportion to the rest of the body?

About 10 pounds: The average human head weighs about 10 pounds. Perched at top of the body tower and post of the cervical spine, it tends to fall toward the center of them earth at 32 feet per second per second. Compared to other body parts, the head is not weighty, but when held off center, i.e., tilted, it can place great stress on neck and shoulder muscles that hold it upright. ...Read more

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Is scratching your head in confusion an actual human reaction or cartoon?

Is scratching your head in confusion an actual human reaction or cartoon?

Scratvhing your head: Is a reaction for some people in real life but not everyone. Some people stare blankly others may get mad. In cartoons we see one standard sterotyped response. The real response is as varied as individual people themselves. ...Read more

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What is the average length and circumference of a human head?

What is the average length and circumference of a human head?

Heads or Tails ?: The average human head circumference is 55 cm (21.6535433070866 in) in females and 57 cm (22.4409448818898 in) in males. An adult head weighs around 10 to 11 pounds (4.53592368444 to 4.989516052884 kg). Finally, 6 to 7 inches (15.24 to 17.78 cm) wide and 8 to 9 (20.32-22.86 cm) inches long.* *This information provided to you courtesy of ISIS. ...Read more

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Hello, is it possible for a human head to grow smaller over time? An odd question i know.

Unlikely: Once a person has reached adulthood the growth of the skull is clearly complete. The sutures have fused. The skull cannot decrease in size. Externally, there may be the appearance of some decrease in head size if there is a change in the skin thickness or changes in the amount of fatty tissue. But the actual head size really doesn't change because of the constraints of the skull. ...Read more