Why Is It Called the Funny Bone?

Answer

The ulna bone is referred to as the funny bone because of the phonetic resemblance between the name of the upper-arm bone the humerus and the word 'humorous'. The fact that ulnar nerve runs through the humerus bone is also a reason.
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Funny Bone Human anatomy was largely a mystery in the early days of science. Because skeletons were abundant, bones were the first body parts to be the subject of intense study. Terms
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Your ulnar nerve travels between spaces in your ulna and your upper...
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Not medical advice: The "Funny Bone" is actually the ulnar nerve, and causes a funny and painful sensation when pinched against the humerus bone.
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There are a few ideas about the origin of the name funny bone. One is that the weird sensation can make you laugh and cry at the same time - kinda like when you're being tickled .
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/4431-whats-so-fun...
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