What is the weight of an adult human head?

5 kg
8 kg
10 kg
12 kg
An adult human cadaver head cut off around vertebra C3, with no hair, weighs some­where between 4.5 and 5 kg, con­sti­tut­ing around 8% of the whole body mass.

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flagFinland
96%
3%
0%
0%
27
flagthe United Arab Emirates
88%
11%
0%
0%
35
flagSweden
87%
6%
6%
0%
32
flagthe Netherlands
79%
14%
0%
6%
63
flagAustria
77%
12%
9%
0%
31
flagSwitzerland
71%
23%
4%
0%
21
flagGermany
69%
24%
4%
2%
194
flagItaly
71%
19%
4%
4%
42
flagUkraine
68%
18%
4%
9%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
66%
21%
6%
4%
350
flagCanada
64%
17%
10%
7%
39
flagPoland
62%
27%
7%
3%
15147
flagRepublic of Ireland
62%
28%
10%
0%
50
flagFrance
61%
20%
14%
2%
34
flagIndia
60%
21%
11%
5%
110
flagNorway
58%
22%
9%
9%
31
flagAustralia
52%
31%
10%
5%
19
flagthe Philippines
50%
5%
33%
11%
18
flagthe United States
46%
23%
18%
9%
416
flagUnknown
41%
42%
12%
2%
770

Gender

men52%
women62%
5 kg
52%
62%
8 kg
34%
26%
10 kg
9%
7%
12 kg
4%
3%

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