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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flagFinland
96%
3%
0%
0%
27
flagthe United Arab Emirates
87%
12%
0%
0%
32
flagSweden
84%
7%
7%
0%
26
flagAustria
79%
12%
8%
0%
24
flagthe Netherlands
77%
15%
0%
6%
59
flagSpain
76%
23%
0%
0%
17
flagItaly
70%
19%
4%
4%
41
flagUkraine
68%
18%
4%
9%
22
flagGermany
67%
25%
3%
2%
184
flagCanada
67%
16%
8%
8%
37
flagthe United Kingdom
66%
21%
6%
4%
334
flagPoland
61%
27%
7%
3%
14448
flagFrance
61%
20%
14%
2%
34
flagIndia
60%
20%
12%
5%
104
flagRepublic of Ireland
60%
29%
10%
0%
48
flagNorway
56%
23%
10%
10%
30
flagthe Philippines
52%
0%
35%
11%
17
flagAustralia
50%
33%
11%
5%
18
flagthe United States
47%
22%
18%
9%
390
flagUnknown
40%
43%
12%
2%
744

Gender

men51%
women62%
5 kg
51%
62%
8 kg
34%
27%
10 kg
9%
7%
12 kg
3%
3%

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