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9 body parts that are (now) useless

Swivelling ears, tails, third eyelids… we humans used to be so pretty.

THE HUMAN BODY is a mind-blowingly intricate and beautiful machine…. but there are still bits and pieces we don’t need hanging around.

They may have served us well once but, at some point during human evolution, they lost their usefulness.

(Note: if you don’t believe in evolution you may not want to read this… maybe just read this, instead.)

9 body parts that are (now) useless
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  • Plica semilunaris - aka 'the third eyelid'

  • Darwin's Point (Darwin's Tubercle)

  • Vomeronasal Organ

  • Wisdom Teeth

  • Auricular Muscles

  • Coccyx

  • Erector Pili

  • The appendix

  • Male nipples

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