Quiz: How well do you know your body?
‘The knee bone’s connected to thigh bone …’, as the famous old song goes … but Brits are actually clueless about the make up of our limbs, it has emerged.
Researchers who carried out a detailed study found millions are unable to tell their femur, the thigh bone, from their fibula, which is the calf bone.
The poll of 2,000 adults revealed despite most of us claiming to have a good knowledge of our bodies one in four didn’t know the thigh bone is called the femur.
And even fewer, just 37 per cent, correctly identified the two bones in the lower arm as the radius and the ulna.
It also emerged almost one in twenty wrongly believe the large leg bone is called the humerus.
Less than three in 10 were aware the pubis is part of the hip bone while 29 per cent have no idea the body’s smallest bone is in the ear.
Almost one in 10 wrongly thought this to be in the toe.