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In media, the classic femur bone shows up somehow very commonly. Possibly faintly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that the femur is one of the largest, strongest, straightest bones in the body, so it's instantly recognizable, often well preserved, and useful for everything from [[BadWithTheBone improvised clubs]] to macabre furniture supports.

In media, those femur bones are often symmetrical from both sides, [[CoconutEffect although they aren't like that in]] RealLife. That's also known as "Cartoon Bone".

In lighthearted works, these are often visible when using XRaySparks. See also NothingButSkulls.

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!!Examples:

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* Some of the insignia with skull and crossbones.
* Dog biscuits

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* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime'': Ogremon and Fugamon's weapons of choice.

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* In ''ComicBook/PocketGod'', Ooga, Klik, Sun, and Kinsee wear this type of bone in their hair. The other pygmies wear more distinct bones.

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* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'': One gets thrown into a cauldron.

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* The "funny bone" from the classic ''Operation'' is one of these.

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* Any bone-throwing skeleton in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series throws a classic cartoon bone.
* ''Videogame/ANightmareOnElmStreetNES'' video game has the player collecting bones of Freddy Krueger to bury them. However, every single bone is the classic femur bone and Freddy has a lot of them.
* Most of the enemies which drop bones in ''{{Runescape}}'', seem to drop femur bones exclusively. Even snakes! Only a few of the enemies drop different bones.
* Master Higgins throws stock femur bones in ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland IV''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', skeletons drop these.
* In ''{{Pokemon}}'', Marowak and Cubone wield one of these bones, and in turn, the Thick Club item. The Rare Bone item from the Sinnoh Underground is also an example.
* You wield one of these bones in ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore''
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' has skulls and femurs scattered in the Paris catacombs. No ulnas in sight.
* In ''{{Solatorobo}}'', these are used like cigars among [[PettingZooPeople Caninu]]. There are even different styles of holding them in your mouth, such as "Wild" and "Sexy".
* In ''VideoGame/DeCapAttack'', the enemies die with femur bones flying out of them.
* In ''{{Limbo of the lost}}'', you have to feed some monster dog(s?) using bones of a skeleton. All fine, untill you find that this specific skeleton has three femurs.
* In some of the ''MortalKombat'' games, certain fatalities would cause the victim to explode in a shower of femurs and rib cages(!).
* ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'' threw femurs as one of their weapon types. Notable in that they were not symmetric, resembling real femurs more than the classic cartoon femur. The icon for the weapon is stock, however.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': in the "Meet the Soldier" trailer, the Medic's severed head has a femur where the spine should be.
* One of the first hidden-object pages in ''Escape The Museum'' is a search for ten femur bones. Ironically, they are anatomically accurate human femurs, but are scattered around an exhibit of ''dinosaur'' skeletons.
* In the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series, Dry Bones and their palette swaps throw these at you.
* The Bone Essence in ''VideoGame/MySims Kingdom'' is one of these.
* Most of the bones found in ''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder 2''. They can be used as clubs.
* ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'': Found in the first game, and used to placate the Junkyard Dogfish.
* VideoGame/{{Gex}} has one attached to [[SavagePiercings his nose]] in the Pre-History dinosaur themed levels.
* ''VideoGame/{{Patapon}}'': Most collectible bones are these.
* ''VideoGame/KnightmareIITheMazeOfGalious'': First boss throws these.
* You can collect them in ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 102 Dalmatians: Puppies To The Rescue]]''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Nightshade}}'': {{Justified|Trope}} for being an actual human femur. A DinosaurDoggieBone can be taken from the mounted dinosaur at the museum.
* ''VideoGame/PuttPutt'': In ''Joins the Parade'', Putt-Putt finds one and uses it to befriend Pep. Later, in ''Dog on a Stick'', Pep finds them all over the place.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'': Some of the enemies in the original game and ''Risky's Revenge'' disintegrate into these when killed.

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* In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "disconnected", Strong Bad imagines what he would do if his head were ever disconnected from his body (and both somehow managed to continue living). His body is shown as having a femur bone sticking out of its neck instead of a spinal column.

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* ''AwkwardZombie'' does a ''WorldOfWarcraft'' comic wherein a rogue jumps off a cliff, counting on their mad rogue skillz to cushion their fall, but realizes mid-fall that this won't help the skeletal horse he's mounted on. As TheRant [[LampshadeHanging points out]], [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=041309 Look at all those femurs that horse has!]]

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* These are often gnawed on and buried by Pluto on the ''ClassicDisneyShorts''. One cartoon, however, subverted it by having him unearth an accurately drawn femur.
* Sideshow Mel from ''TheSimpsons'' has one stuck in his hair.
* In ''ACharlieBrownChristmas'', Snoopy has a big pile of these in his bowl; he eats them as he reads the newspaper. Note - he doesn't chew on them, or gnaw the meat off the bones, he eats the bones.
* ''TheFlintstones'': Dino has giant, dinosaur-sized femur bones to chew on.
* In one episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants'', Patrick eats some Exploding Chewing Gum. [[YourHeadASplode Results were predictable]], right down to having a femur where his spine should be ([[RuleOfFunny if starfish had spines, that is]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Pegasus wings are usually meant to emulate bird wings when possible, though in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It and Weep]]" we see an X-Ray of Rainbow Dash's wing, [[ArtisticLicenseBiology and it's made up mostly of Stock Femur Bones]]. Kind of explains why she was trapped when a boulder pinned one feather in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin May The Best Pet Win!]]".
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Gryphon the Brush-Off]]", pausing or going frame-by-frame during the part where Gilda falls for Pinkie's hand buzzer prank reveals that [[http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130106050703/mlp/images/1/10/Gilda_Anatomy_S1E5.png her entire skeletal structure, save for her skull, ribcage, spine, and (possibly) pelvis, are made up of these, resulting in a very funny-looking skeleton.]]
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