What is the weight of an adult human head?

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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
95%
4%
0%
0%
21
flagthe United Arab Emirates
82%
17%
0%
0%
23
flagthe Netherlands
78%
19%
0%
2%
41
flagAustria
76%
14%
9%
0%
21
flagSweden
72%
9%
18%
0%
11
flagGermany
69%
23%
4%
2%
151
flagCanada
66%
16%
6%
10%
30
flagthe United Kingdom
65%
22%
6%
5%
254
flagItaly
68%
18%
6%
6%
32
flagRepublic of Ireland
64%
25%
10%
0%
39
flagPoland
63%
25%
7%
3%
10230
flagIndia
60%
20%
11%
6%
89
flagFrance
60%
21%
15%
3%
33
flagUkraine
58%
23%
5%
11%
17
flagCzech Republic
58%
41%
0%
0%
12
flagNorway
57%
19%
9%
14%
21
flagthe Philippines
53%
0%
38%
7%
13
flagUnknown
52%
38%
6%
1%
72
flagthe United States
48%
21%
18%
9%
347
flagAustralia
42%
35%
14%
7%
14

Gender

men59%
women63%
5 kg
59%
63%
8 kg
28%
25%
10 kg
7%
7%
12 kg
4%
3%

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