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6 'Evolutionary Leftovers' That Is Now Useless In Our Bodies





Dorsa Amir is a devoted evolutionary anthropologist who regularly shares fascinating scientific content. And she is the one who revealed these 6 'Evolutionary Leftovers' which still exists in our bodies but it serves no purpose. Her research made headlines when she posted it online.

Raised band on your wrist

Raised band on your wrist

These leftovers on vestigial muscle are called Palmaris longus. If you lay your hand flat on a surface and move your pinky finger towards your thumb, you will notice a band raising in your wrist, which is Palmaris longus. It used to be helpful for our ancestors to move around trees, but as we keep evolving, 14% of the humans on this earth no longer have this.

A little bump on your ear

A little bump on your ear

The little bump on your ear that is called the Darvin's Tubercle. It was once useful as it was used to move your ears around, but now it is no longer useful.



Tailbone

Tailbone

We are all aware of what was the purpose of a tailbone. We once had tales, just like monkeys. It was meant to maintain balance to the body.



Little pink thing in your eye

Little pink thing in your eye

This pink little thing in your eyes was actually your third eyelid which used to slide horizontally. You can still find this in some of the animals.

Why you get ghossebumps

Why you get ghossebumps

When you are cold or scared or cold, you get goosebumps. It is called the vestigial reflex. This extra hair was supposed to give your body warmth.

Palmer Grasp

Palmer Grasp

We are all aware of this grasp reflex. The infant grasps your finger when you place it on its palms. This was useful for primitive babies to grasp on their parents to transport.





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