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Still Waters

Nine body parts that humans no longer need

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Some human body parts serve no purpose despite once having a specific function among our ancestors.

The appendix, for example, is not an essential body part (though some research suggests it may act as storage for good bacteria). In some cases, the appendix gets inflamed or ruptures, which requires surgical removal of the organ.

Several other body parts used to be important for humans' survival, but they have since become useless. Some of them can be removed, and the absence of them does not lower people's quality of life.

Take a look at nine body parts that remained in the human body despite having no function for millions of years.

https://www.sciencealert.com/we-no-longer-need-these-9-body-parts

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Kittens Are Jerks

Frankly, I could still use the plica semilunaris. I'm always getting crap in my eyes.

Interesting article. Thanks.

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acute

What a fascinating article! Thanks, SW. :tu:

I knew about the coccyx, but I didn't know you could actually be born with a tail.

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Golden Duck

Who can wiggle their ears?

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EBE Hybrid
5 minutes ago, Golden Duck said:

Who can wiggle their ears?

I can, it freaks out my Missus!

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