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    Useless body parts slideshow

    This is neat. I didn't know we had so many useless body parts
    and it's interesting that some people's bodies are more evolved
    than others.

    http://wcco.com/slideshows/useless.b...20.314014.html#

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    My ear muscles are still useful to me. They help me to zero in on my prey, which hide beneath the snow in the winter.

    That's how I still do it up here BAARRRARARRARARRR... oops, sorry. I didn't mean to bark at you. Someone just knocked on the front door.

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    Then, there are those whose brains are useless.*

    *Buck and NQuad excluded. =)

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    I think I read somewhere a while back that many medical professionals now believe that the appendix does still perform a needed biological function. It repopulates the gut with good flora (the good bacteria) after diarrhea, or after antibiotics or something else kills off the good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMemChose View Post
    Then, there are those whose brains are useless.*

    *Buck and NQuad excluded. =)
    HA! Werd.

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    I can wiggle my ears.

    C.

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    My mother could too, but my children and I can't.
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    Useless body parts?

    I thought this was gonna be full of pictures of our legs.

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    The appendix is associated with the lymph system and provides drainage into the mesenteric lymph. It has a kind of sampling function - checking what pathogens are around.

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