Did You Ever Wonder What This Tiny Hole Next To Your Ear Is There For?

If you’re among these people who have a tiny hole next to your ear, you’re in the very few in the world.

Though all humans have similar DNA, there are also some traits that make
us unique, such as our fingerprints, birthmarks or skin tags. And a
really small percentage of the world population has a small hole in the
top front of the ear. And this is not a birthmark, nor a birth defect.

It is called an ear pit, or, medically speaking, a preauricular sinus.
It was first documented as a human characteristic and not a flaw by Van
Heusinger back in the 1864.

And studies show that “only 1 percent of people in the US have this, as
well as .9 percent in the UK and 4 to 10 percent in Asia and parts of
Africa. In South Korea, as much as 5 percent of people may have it”.

The ear pit doesn’t have any particular function, nor is very visible,
so you won’t mind having it. However, sometimes it can get infected like
any other hole, and if you feel irritated or signs of inflammation
appear, seek medical assistance and advice.

A FASCINATING STORY…

However, there is an interesting theory about the ear pit. The
evolutionary biologist, Neil Shubin has a theory that this extra ear
holes might be a remnant of evolution of the humans who evolved from
fish people, or, mermaids.

It is scientifically proven that over the extremely long process of the
development of Earth such as we know it now, many different phases have
occurred – hot lava, frozen lands and oceans all over the surface.

This ear pit hole might just be a leftover proof of our ancestors who once lived under the water.

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