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
85%
14%
0%
0%
28
flagAustria
79%
12%
8%
0%
24
flagSweden
76%
11%
11%
0%
17
flagthe Netherlands
75%
16%
0%
7%
53
flagSpain
73%
26%
0%
0%
15
flagUkraine
68%
18%
4%
9%
22
flagGermany
67%
26%
4%
2%
173
flagItaly
70%
20%
5%
5%
40
flagthe United Kingdom
66%
21%
6%
4%
315
flagCanada
66%
18%
6%
9%
33
flagPoland
61%
27%
7%
3%
13896
flagRepublic of Ireland
61%
27%
10%
0%
47
flagIndia
60%
19%
12%
6%
97
flagFrance
60%
21%
15%
3%
33
flagNorway
58%
20%
10%
10%
29
flagAustralia
50%
31%
12%
6%
16
flagthe Philippines
50%
0%
42%
7%
14
flagthe United States
47%
21%
18%
9%
372
flagUnknown
40%
43%
12%
3%
719

Gender

men51%
women62%
5 kg
51%
62%
8 kg
35%
27%
10 kg
9%
7%
12 kg
3%
3%

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