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THE human body BEAUTIFULWhy perform men have fewer ribs than women?


MEN and also women have actually 12 pairs of ribs (a few individuals have actually 13 or 11 pairs). The idea the men have fewer ribs than women is widespread but wrong, probably deriving from the biblical story of night being made from among Adam"s ribs.


IT"S untrue. Over there is, however, a condition known together cervical rib which produces a solitary extra rib in ~ the base of the neck. This is an extremely rare indeed and can occur in either sex.


James Mercer, Sheffield.
This is Biblical bull. Both men and also women have the same number of ribs, 12 pairs.


J. Bean, London
that is logical the men and also women would have actually the same variety of ribs. The rib cage protects the critical organs within the rib cage. For sure a Creator can replace Adam"s rib as soon as he had made the allude that Eve would walk beside Adam, not above him nor below him but she to be of his flesh and was his helpmate.


J Bean: The holy bible does not insurance claim that men have less ribs than women. The bible says the a rib to be taken from Adam, and also the woman was built about that rib. I heard when that a kidney might be taken from a donor and also implanted into somebody else, is this clinical bull?


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