Evolution trivia: Appendix of modern human evolution characteristics

The appendix has no known use in modern humans and is often removed when it becomes infected. While…

Evolution trivia: Coccyx of modern human evolution characteristics

The coccyx is the remnant of what was once a human tail. Over time we lost the need…

Evolution trivia: Third Eyelid of modern human evolution

If you watch a cat blink, you will see a white membrane cross its eye – that is…

Evolution trivia: Wisdom Teeth of modern human evolution characteristics

Early humans ate a lot of plants – and they needed to eat them quickly enough that they…

Evolution trivia: Plantaris Muscle of modern human evolution

The plantaris muscle is used by animals in gripping and manipulating objects with their feet – something you…

Evolution trivia: Extra Ear Muscles of modern human evolution Auriculares muscles

Also known as the extrinsic ear muscles, the auriculares muscles are used by animals to swivel and manipulate…

Evolution trivia: Junk DNA of modern human evolution L-gulonolactone oxidase

While many of the hangovers from our “devolved” past are visible or physical, this is not true for…

Evolution trivia: Jacobson ’s Organ, the evolutionary feature of modern people Vomeronasal organ

Jacobson’s organ is a fascinating part of animal anatomy and it tells us a lot about our own…

Evolution trivia: Goose Bumps of modern human evolution Cutis Anserina

Humans get goose bumps when they are cold, frightened, angry, or in awe. Many other creatures get goose…