So she got it wrong, that does not necessarily make it a slip up. Surely characters in films are entitled to make the odd mistake the same as the rest of us? She wasn't giving an anatomy lesson, she was making a point; give her a break!!
You are right AJK. My apologies. Coincidentally I was in the theaters watching Vertical Limit, and on the way out I read one of the fantail wrappers left in my pocket. It had this very same slip-up on the wrapper as an authentic Hollywood slip-up. It also had one from the film 'Driving Miss Daisy'. In this slip-up, the character played by the very talented Morgan Freeman served Miss Daisy coffee in a polystyrene cup. These were not invented at the time the film was set. Whoops. But yes, I was wrong. I assumed that cartilledge may have been included in this number. We would definatley have more than 8 cartilledge bones in our body.
Maybe she counted cartilledge. Cartilledge is not a real bone, (ie, no bone marrow, or blood vessels) but maybe she counted it. We all have cartilledge in our noses, ears, knees, elbows, and other places, so she could have counted that.
Infants have 350 bones, adults have 206 (your bones fuse together for anyone who was going to complain about this), so maybe she was so busy thinking about her dear Johnny boy that she said 214, because that was somewhere between infant and adult bone count, and little Johnny is somewhere between infant and adult in age. Aww. :D
In the scene where the T-1000 is driving the big tow truck and crashes into the divider thing under the overpass, I don't think it should have exploded. If it's a diesel truck, diesel only starts on fire, it doesn't explode.
(I know it's a movie and makes it more action-packed, but just a thought)
OK, this is obviously a slip-up. If she didn't really know the number of bones in a body, then she wouldn't say it. If you didn't know, then would you go around saying some number you made up? And the notion that she is counting cartilage as bone is ridiculous. I'm no expert on bones, but I do know that cartilage is made up of one substance throughout, while bone is several layers, including outer bone, something like spongy bone, and bone marrow. Sorry guys, there's no defending anyone on this one, it is clearly a mistake.