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9 Weird Things on Your Body You Can Thank Evolution For


There's a chance you, like me, haven't given much thought to your body or its intricate functions since high school bio class. But yesterday, an evolutionary anthropologist by the name of Dorsa Amir took to Twitter to explain all the ways our bodies are living, breathing natural history museums.

"Did you know the human body is full of evolutionary leftovers that no longer serve a purpose?" she wrote before launching into a fascinating explanation of "vestigial structure" we all carry around since our caveman days. From the bumps on our ears to the reason we get goosebumps, read on for 9 ways our bodies (don't @ me) prove evolution is undeniably real.

1. The Palmaris Longus