Fun Facts

Valerian Sharp, Art & Entertainment Journalist

Did you know that there are 206 bones in the human body? When you are a baby you have 300 bones but they fuse as you get older. Baby bones are completely made up of cartilage. Cartilage is a flexible connective tissue that keeps joint motion fluid by coating the surfaces of the bones in our joints and by cushioning bones against impact. Elastic cartilage functions to provide support and maintain the shape of flexible body parts like our ears and larynx.