Can one live without bones?

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jellyfish

You would most definitely die quite soon, most likely from a lack of oxygene, since without bones nothing would keep your lungs from collapsing.
But, as Octopi, Snails, Slugs, insects, spiders, clams and similar creatures show, bones are not really necessary.

Apparently I'm not the only person that thought of Peter Griffin. But if TV has taught us anything, it's that no matter what happens, hilarity will ensue.

Short answer: No
Long answer: No

the monopoly guy:
jellyfish

Do jellyfish have the same organs as humans?

conqueror Kenny:
Short answer: No
Long answer: No

the monopoly guy:
jellyfish

Do jellyfish have the same organs as humans?

They have no organs.

Well, politicians seem to do okay without spines...

Politicians aren't human; they're a form of weasel.

Not at all. Your Nervous system is located within the Spinal cord. Tell him that we are not Jellyfish or plants!

i wouldn't call it living...
but no. you'd die pretty sharpish really.

the monopoly guy:

conqueror Kenny:

the monopoly guy:
jellyfish

Do jellyfish have the same organs as humans?

They have no organs.

but we do, and so we would die and they would not

Humans? No.
Why? Your muscles have to be attached to something. More importantly, your brain would be mushed up, and your spinal cord would be messed up in some really horroriffic ways....

Unless you were a special android. In that case, yes. Go ahead and live your marrowless life, you atonomaton!

I saw a Youtube video about a girl born without bones in her face. I'll let you do the search. Look for 'Girl' 'without' 'face'

It's pretty damn disturbing. So yeah you can live, but damn.

you would live for how ever long you can hold your breath. Because of the fact your lungs need your ribs to support them and help them stick to the wall of the ribs there is a fine layer that sticks your lungs to your ribs, but once you loose consciousness you have four minutes to live without blood flow to the brain.
"How long will a human brain survive without blood flow?
A maximum of 4 minutes (Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine, 2004)"
so i give the average person 6mins

Ya, if you stuck a tree up your ass.

Um, I think that it would prove difficult, if impossible considering your bones protect some of the more delicate and vitals areas of your body like your heart, lungs, optic nerves, brain, and for women [especially pregnant women], the uterus and cervix.

Replace bone with cartilage.

Johnn Johnston:
Yes, of course you could live without bones. Not for very long, due to the effects of not having any bones killing you, but you could still live.

agree

Bulletinmybrain:
Replace bone with cartilage.

Not strong enough, only could manage some body parts.

Treblaine:
There are land mammals that don't need bones such as slugs ...

Wait... What?

no one's listed shark as the likely boneless candidate? I'm shocked truly.

oh and even if by some miracle of science your bones were replaced with a space alloy or plastic you still might die due to the fact that you need calcium for some vital functions and your bones are where you get it when you don't ingest enough. kinda like that genetic disorder where you can't regulate your copper and it starts to replace the calcium (I could be wrong but I think it's called Menks disease, 100% fatal too)

Treblaine:
There are land mammals that don't need bones such as slugs ...

*facepalm*

Could a Skyscraper stand without a frame? its the same thing.

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