19 September 2016
At one point or the other, we all must have noticed that we use some parts of our body way less than we use others.
Still don’t agree there are parts of the body you hardly use?
Here’s an example: when you compare what the eyes does to what a baby toe does, you wonder why it is actually designed to be part of the body, giving that they will have to share the resources available to the body
Every part of the body is important no doubt, but there are some parts that are quite more important than the others in their frequency of use.
In this piece, I’ll be flashing the light on parts of the body that can actually just pass for aesthetics rather than a work house.
Most of the work that the foot does is in the metatarsals, or the bones inside of the foot; and the baby toe also contribute to our balancing no doubt, as little as it is, but science has proven that without them we could still go ahead and live normal lives.
We all know that men are not designed to breast feed, hence absolutely no need for those nipples while nipples of the opposite sex have countless benefits when it comes to raising a healthy child. Male nipples on the other hand are probably just there so they can look like human, or have a semblance of the other gender.
Scientists suggest that the extra sets of molars are remnants from a time when our jaws were larger and could simply fit more teeth. Wisdom teeth don’t always fit into the mouth; they sit dangerously close to sensitive nerves, and are known to cause intense pain if they don’t grow in perfectly. They can easily be described as problematic.
While your umbilical cord is known to connect to the life-giving blood of the mother while growing in the womb, the stomach scar left over after the baby has started a life on his or her own has absolutely no biological purpose. Most scars heal, but the navel is always there to remind you that like a port, you were once connected to your mother for survival. Remember this when next you want to misbehave to your mom or to someone else’.
Author: Dotun Obatuyi
My name is Dotun Obatuyi (Dotunoba), I hail from Osun state, a public health scientist (monitoring and evaluation specialist), my keen interests are researching, critiquing and writing feature articles on health, science and technology as well as issues around the globe.