The Human Body's Skin

Which organ accounts for about 16% of a person's body weight?

  • A. brain
  • B. small intestines
  • C. skin
  • D. liver

44% of players knew the correct answer: C., skin

The skin is the human body's largest organ, and represents 16% of our total body weight. This holds true as we gain or lose weight, since the larger we are, the skin grows to cover the larger area, and vice versa.


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Question of the Day: The Human Body's Skin
The skin is the human body's largest organ and represents 16% of our total body weight. In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika discuss the most visible organ on a human.

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