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
95%
4%
0%
0%
21
flagthe United Arab Emirates
78%
21%
0%
0%
19
flagthe Netherlands
77%
20%
0%
2%
40
flagAustria
77%
11%
11%
0%
18
flagSpain
72%
27%
0%
0%
11
flagSweden
72%
9%
18%
0%
11
flagGermany
69%
23%
4%
2%
146
flagRepublic of Ireland
69%
21%
9%
0%
33
flagCanada
66%
16%
6%
10%
30
flagthe United Kingdom
64%
23%
6%
5%
234
flagItaly
67%
19%
6%
6%
31
flagPoland
63%
25%
7%
3%
9747
flagIndia
60%
19%
11%
6%
86
flagFrance
60%
21%
15%
3%
33
flagNorway
60%
20%
10%
10%
20
flagUnknown
54%
36%
7%
1%
55
flagthe Philippines
53%
0%
38%
7%
13
flagthe United States
46%
22%
18%
10%
327
flagAustralia
46%
30%
15%
7%
13
flagUkraine
46%
30%
7%
15%
13

Gender

men58%
women63%
5 kg
58%
63%
8 kg
29%
26%
10 kg
7%
7%
12 kg
4%
3%

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