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when does your head stop growing?

Old 01-30-06, 04:30 PM
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when does your head stop growing?

I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like ppl's heads grow larger even past adulthood.

According to studies, the head reaches about 80 % of it's adult size in during the first year of infancy, and by the time one reaches adulthood(around 18 -20 years of age), it stops growing.

But for some reason, I notice ppl around age 18-24 seem to have smaller heads on average compared to older adults.

IE - say you have 2 siblings, one of them is 28 years old, the other is 20 years old. For some reason the 28 year old has a MUCH larger looking head.

And I know someone is gonna make a spin off of this thread titled somethign like: "when does ur penis stop growing?", "when does your ass stop growing?" yea yea you're so clever

please cut me some slack for making a stupid thread, but I honestly am curious about this.

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Old 01-30-06, 04:36 PM
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I heard age 5 once, but that seems unlikely.
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It's like an orange on a toothpick! Now go cry yourself to sleep on that huge pilla of yers.
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Old 01-30-06, 08:36 PM
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I take it not many ppl actually know the answer
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Old 01-30-06, 09:00 PM
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Old 01-30-06, 09:01 PM
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Old 01-30-06, 09:08 PM
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I did a Google search for "Adult, Head, Larger". I wish I could say the results were more interesting that they actually were.
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Old 01-30-06, 09:43 PM
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I wish my would stop growing

I have like hat size of like 8 1/2.
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Old 01-30-06, 09:57 PM
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I take it no one cares.
I love posting in threads I don't care about too.
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Old 01-30-06, 10:23 PM
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real answer? your cranial sutures that lie between the different plates in your skull are entirely fused by adolescence....some take a little longer than others - the sphenooccipital synchondrosis, for instance, fuses in your late teens or early twenties...but for the most part your head is as big as it's going to get by your teens. so whatever the fuck it is you think you see in grown siblings, it has nothing to do with their heads "growing" more.

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Much better.

I am amazed at how much knowledge you have about a topic you care so little about(no sarcasm intended).
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Old 01-30-06, 10:38 PM
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For the record, you posted "i take it no one knows" - i merely offered the liklihood that many might know, but no one cares enough to post. then I felt sorry for you and decided to bail you out of this conundrum, which was obviously weighing heavily on your mind.
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Old 01-30-06, 11:25 PM
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i don't understand the need for you to talk down to me just because you think I asked a stupid question. I even acknowledged that maybe this question may sound silly and stupid(and even still, is it such a crime?), and yet you still rub it in.

and btw, I'm willing to bet that more ppl than you think are as clueless as I in regards to this topic. I'm talking about ppl who aren't premed students or paid very close attention in anatomy class.

For the record, you posted "i take it no one knows" - i merely offered the liklihood that many might know, but no one cares enough to post. then I felt sorry for you and decided to bail you out of this conundrum, which was obviously weighing heavily on your mind.
These comments are clearly meant to put me down. And I believe the correct wording is that you *pity* me, not feel "sorry" for me. If you felt sorry for me, you would have given more tactful input to this thread.

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Old 01-30-06, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by William Wallace
i don't understand the need for you to talk down to me just because you think I asked a stupid question.
Perhaps your head hasn't grown big enough yet.

Wait, that didn't sound right... I wasn't insulting you.
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