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15 Parts Of The Human Body That Will Disappear In The Future

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The human body is an amalgamation of many strange but incredible parts that are quite adaptive to the environment. Humans are continually evolving though at a very slow pace but humans do show the signs of evolving with time. Like our essential organs which make our body capable to function, we have few parts that are useless to us today. These body parts may have some use back in the day but now due to evolving, they have lost their purpose. According to Charles Darwin’s book “The Descent of Man”, a human body has few parts that are useless to them but they still have them. This gives rise to an interesting theory that humans are just littering they way they look and function. We often compare ourselves with others when we find something odd or extra body part in another person. This is the sign of evolution. Let’s have a look at some useless body parts that we really don’t need.

15. Male body hair:


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Body hair though have a specific purpose that is to function as an insulator but there are some body hair that provide no purpose. The facial hair has a purpose of attraction, eyebrow ceases sweat from rolling down the face but there are other sorts of hair that provide no benefit to the body. History reveals that body hair had a purpose back in the day when there was no concept of fabric to cover and keep the body warm but those times have long past,maybe in future we would have zero hair.

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14. Wisdom tooth:

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Wisdom tooth was used by ancient humans to chew plants to have complete nutrition when there was no concept of cooking. Such big teeth were used to cut through and chew big pieces of food but today we have evolved because our way of living has changed, we use fork and knives to cut our food instead of directly chewing it with teeth. Only a few percent of the population bears the pain of the extraction of wisdom tooth and many don’t even extract this tooth. Many go through this painful process because we as humans don’t have enough space in our jaw to make free space inside our mouth.

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13. Para nasal sinuses:

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There is no firm reason as to why we have attained these mucus-lined cavities but to cause us trouble during allergy season. It makes the head light and other than this it has no function. It has also evolved to increase the power and strength of our skull. They also have a potential to polish our vocal abilities and it’s shape and size determines the voice quality which differs from one person to another.

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12. Extrinsic ear muscles:

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There are few people who are able to move their ears without touching them. Well, that is no magic but it is the work of the ear muscle that makes those movements. All animals can move their ears because they have got these muscles but all humans can’t and when someone does have an ability to move their ears, it is quite a sight to look.

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11. Neck Rib:

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This is the set of a cervical rib which only countable people have. Maybe they were leftovers by reptiles which serve no purpose but shows the symptoms of pain and nerve issues. Some people have this extra rib that just hangs around in their body but soon it will disappear altogether.

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10. Male nipples:

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In early stages of fetus growth it generally has no gender and nipple appear in early stage development of the fetus, thus both male and female carry nipples on their body. During the growth years, female develop breast and nipples serve for lactating purposes but men do not produce milk but are only left with bare nipples, which are merely redundant.

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9. Palmaris muscle:

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This muscle is beneficial to those who are active in athletic activities like climbing or hanging. These muscles run down from wrist area to the elbow. These days people don’t hang around on cliffs as they use to, thus this muscle is diminishing in most of the population already. It is only important to those people who actively participate in climbing or martial arts activities.

8. 13th Rib:

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The 13th rib is found in the race of monkeys like gorillas, apes or chimpanzees but humans carry only 12 ribs though there is a percentage of the population that does have a set of an extra rib. Well, there is no reason to have an extra set of rib except that you are different from the person who has 12 ribs.

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7. Arrector pili muscles:

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Unlike animals who activate these muscles to warm themselves or intimidate others, we humans activate them when we feel too cold or see something breathtaking, and we call them goosebumps. Many cats raise their hair when they feel danger from another animal or they try to back away other animal but humans do not have enough long hair to show visible signs of detecting a threat.

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6. Toes:

 

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Human beings used toes to balance themselves or grab and climb with the help of toes. Studies show that humans have shifted their balance from front to side of their toes and they no longer need toes to grab or climb anymore. There is a fine percent of the chance that the toes might disappear from our bodies someday. Not in a few years maybe but it is a possibility that they might disappear in coming centuries.

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5. The third eyelid:

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The tiny fold you see at the inner corner of the eye is used to keep debris out if your eye. Ancient mammals used to have a full membrane to keep the eye protected but now only a little part is left of it and that lies in the corner of the eye. There is a possibility that it might disappear in future because it is no more needed.

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4. Coccyx:

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It is another term for tailbone. Many animals have it because they possess a tail in order to balance and communicate. We as humans no longer have a tail, but researchers believe that we are left with the leftover from when we used to have some extra body parts.

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3. Darwin point:

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All we have left of the large ear we used to possess is a tiny piece of folded skin on top of the ear. It is seen in some people which indicates its use back in the time when people used it to hear long distant sounds. It will continue to vanish as the generations will pass.

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2. Subclavius muscle:

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A small muscle located between the clavicle and the first rib which helped our ancestors to walk both on hands and knees but today its presence only protects us. Since we do not walk on all fours it is no longer required but few people still possess one or two of these muscles.

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1. Appendix:

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It is a tube attached to large intestine so humans can digest more cellulose when they depended upon plants as their source of nutrition. As today we have other forms of nutrition and we do not solely depend on plats we no longer need this muscle. It is unnecessary and prone to infections.

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