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
100%
0%
0%
0%
17
flagAustria
76%
11%
11%
0%
17
flagthe Netherlands
75%
21%
0%
2%
37
flagSpain
72%
27%
0%
0%
11
flagthe United Arab Emirates
72%
27%
0%
0%
11
flagGermany
68%
23%
5%
2%
125
flagRepublic of Ireland
67%
22%
9%
0%
31
flagCanada
64%
17%
7%
10%
28
flagPoland
62%
26%
7%
3%
8928
flagthe United Kingdom
61%
25%
7%
5%
189
flagNorway
61%
22%
5%
11%
18
flagItaly
64%
24%
4%
8%
25
flagthe Philippines
58%
0%
33%
8%
12
flagIndia
57%
21%
12%
6%
78
flagFrance
57%
21%
17%
3%
28
flagUU
50%
43%
6%
0%
30
flagAustralia
46%
30%
15%
7%
13
flagUkraine
46%
30%
7%
15%
13
flagthe United States
45%
22%
19%
9%
301

Gender

men58%
women62%
5 kg
59%
62%
8 kg
29%
25%
10 kg
7%
7%
12 kg
3%
3%

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