• Question: What is the most important bone in a human body?

    Asked by kamilo12 to David, Jonathan, Ou, Pete, Sam on 10 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 10 Jun 2012:

      That’s a tough one! I’m not sure, to be honest – I guess that there’s no one single bone that we couldn’t live without. For example, if we didn’t have a spine, we wouldn’t be able to walk or protect our spinal cord, so we wouldn’t last long. Similarly, if we didn’t have a skull, we wouldn’t have anything to protect our brain. If we didn’t have ribs, our heart and lungs would be exposed to danger, and if we didn’t have a femur, our leg and foot would fall off! They’re all important, just in different ways.