As we prepare for Halloween, many households will hang skeleton pictures, skeleton mobiles and even wear skeleton shirts. But how accurate are the Halloween execs at teaching anatomy?
The human spine has 33 vertebrae. There are usually 7 cervical bones, 12 thoracic bones, 5 lumbar bones, 5 sacral bones, and 4 coccygeal bones. Most humans have 12 ribs.
However, the most ridiculous recent Halloween commercialization has been animal skeletons. For some unclear reason, all the Halloween animals have ears and red eyes??? Ears are not made of bone… and real skeletons don’t have any eyes!!! Just ridiculous.