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%
26
flagthe United Arab Emirates
84%
15%
0%
0%
26
flagthe Netherlands
78%
17%
0%
4%
46
flagAustria
76%
14%
9%
0%
21
flagSpain
75%
25%
0%
0%
12
flagSweden
73%
13%
13%
0%
15
flagGermany
68%
25%
4%
2%
164
flagthe United Kingdom
67%
21%
6%
4%
287
flagItaly
69%
19%
5%
5%
36
flagCanada
66%
18%
6%
9%
33
flagUkraine
65%
20%
5%
10%
20
flagPoland
62%
26%
7%
3%
11919
flagRepublic of Ireland
62%
27%
9%
0%
43
flagIndia
61%
19%
10%
6%
92
flagFrance
60%
21%
15%
3%
33
flagNorway
60%
17%
8%
13%
23
flagthe Philippines
53%
0%
38%
7%
13
flagthe United States
48%
21%
18%
9%
361
flagUnknown
43%
44%
10%
2%
393
flagAustralia
42%
35%
14%
7%
14

Gender

men54%
women62%
5 kg
55%
62%
8 kg
32%
27%
10 kg
8%
7%
12 kg
3%
3%

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