What is the weight of an adult human head?

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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%
10
flagthe Netherlands
75%
21%
0%
3%
32
flagAustria
75%
12%
12%
0%
16
flagGermany
68%
24%
4%
2%
118
flagRepublic of Ireland
66%
23%
10%
0%
30
flagPoland
62%
26%
7%
3%
8380
flagthe United Kingdom
61%
25%
7%
5%
169
flagNorway
61%
22%
5%
11%
18
flagItaly
64%
24%
4%
8%
25
flagCanada
60%
21%
8%
8%
23
flagthe Philippines
58%
0%
33%
8%
12
flagIndia
56%
21%
14%
7%
71
flagFrance
56%
20%
20%
4%
25
flagUkraine
50%
33%
8%
8%
12
flagthe United States
45%
22%
20%
9%
276
flagAustralia
36%
36%
18%
9%
11

Gender

men59%
women62%
5 kg
59%
62%
8 kg
28%
26%
10 kg
7%
7%
12 kg
4%
3%

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