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    weigh your own head?

    Without using medical equipment.
     
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    You can only do it once and it requires an ax and a friend. It hurts less if you weigh your friend's head.

    Trust me. I'm an engineer and we get paid to know these things.
     
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    No, there is another way... that does not include death.
     
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    Oh... Yours is likely a lot heavier than TM's as it contains a brain.
     
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    Which head ?
     
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    Water displacement is the only way I can think of.
     
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    What about lying on your side/back with your head on a scale?
     
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    What if the density of all tissues is not known
     
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    It could be done with a plank, placing a fulcrum under your neck. An assistant places weights on the plank until you balance. If your total weight is known, the weight of your head can be calculated.
     
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    You'd have to assume that the density of the head is, on average, the same as the density of the rest of the body.
     

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