In Season 8, Episode 9 of Futurama, called "Fry Am the Egg Man", Leela says that she has 205 bones in her body. A normal human has 206 (at adulthood), so what bone is Leela missing?

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    I sort of remember a gag about her not having a sense of humor and hence missing a funny bone. but I could be misremembering. I can't find corroboration at the moment, maybe it will jog someone elses memory. – John Meacham Feb 21 '16 at 5:29
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    The inner orbital wall of each eye socket? – Wad Cheber stands with Monica Feb 21 '16 at 5:36
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    There's the problem that Futurama's humans only have four fingers, so they should have fewer bones than current humans, meaning Leela actually has more bones than regular humans in Futurama's reality, right? – BCdotWEB Feb 21 '16 at 9:44
  • ^^ Oh no, you're totally right! Good catch! – cduston Feb 21 '16 at 23:46
  • Man there are so many joke answers to this question I can't believe this isn't protected. – Todd Wilcox Feb 23 '16 at 19:14

We can see from the image below (from season 6) that Leela's skeleton is completely normal from the neck down. That would strongly imply that the bone that she's missing is within her skull or upper neck.

Presumably she's missing her nasal bone, since that would conflict with her big centrally-located eye.

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  • But she does have a nose. – BCdotWEB Feb 21 '16 at 9:39
  • @BCdotWEB - Attached by a skin-flap, I think we can assume, or otherwise integrated into the maxilla plate. Note that it's much lower down her face than a normal nose – Valorum Feb 21 '16 at 9:45

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