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What is the physical structure of your body's bones?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
An intriguing thing about bone is its physical structure. Most people think that bones are brick-like-hard all the way through the entire mass. Yes, your bones are the second hardest substance in your body (enamel is the hardest), but they're not solid like concrete. Their physical structure is more like a honeycomb-a solid mass dotted with tiny holes.

Here's cocktail party fodder: the design of the Eiffel Tower was actually patterned after the physical structure of bone.
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