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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5 kg
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10 kg
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flagFinland
95%
4%
0%
0%
21
flagAustria
77%
11%
11%
0%
18
flagthe Netherlands
75%
21%
0%
2%
37
flagSpain
72%
27%
0%
0%
11
flagthe United Arab Emirates
71%
28%
0%
0%
14
flagSweden
70%
10%
20%
0%
10
flagGermany
69%
22%
4%
2%
141
flagRepublic of Ireland
68%
21%
9%
0%
32
flagCanada
65%
17%
6%
10%
29
flagthe United Kingdom
64%
24%
6%
4%
217
flagPoland
62%
25%
7%
3%
9351
flagItaly
65%
20%
6%
6%
29
flagNorway
61%
22%
5%
11%
18
flagIndia
59%
20%
12%
6%
81
flagFrance
59%
21%
15%
3%
32
flagthe Philippines
53%
0%
38%
7%
13
flagUnknown
52%
37%
8%
2%
48
flagAustralia
46%
30%
15%
7%
13
flagUkraine
46%
30%
7%
15%
13
flagthe United States
45%
22%
19%
10%
310

Gender

men58%
women63%
5 kg
58%
63%
8 kg
29%
25%
10 kg
7%
7%
12 kg
3%
3%

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