3 Useless body parts you actually need for some reason

1. Hallux (responsible for balance)

Hallux is another name for a toe. Thanks to it, we preserve our balance when in a vertical position. It goes off the ground with every step and gives support to almost 40% of our weight.

2. Span

Many of you have heard the fact, but not all of you know it for sure: your fingers can be used as a measuring instrument. In ancient times, this length measure equaled the distance between a thumb and a pointer. The length of the span varied from 7″ to 9″.

3. Lacrimal caruncle

This part of our body is the only really useless one on this list. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to know what a lacrimal caruncle is. Actually, it is a rudiment we received as a present from evolution. The small mucous detail in the corner of the eye is the developed third eyelid of amphibiotic creatures, which the human structure doesn’t need.

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  1. kornnn13 says:

    Such a interesting things … Thanx !!!

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  2. Hi I’m surprised you didn’t list the spleen. When mine burst the Doctor said it’s a part of the body that isn’t used anymore and the body is slowly getting rid of it. The surgeon also said it’s the 5th most common surgery in the world. I guess it’s easily irritated. Most people don’t even know it exists till it becomes a problem.

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    1. Spleen acts as a filter for blood as part of the immune system. Old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen, and platelets and white blood cells are stored there. The spleen also helps fight certain kinds of bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis

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      1. Weird when the doctors talked about it …it was like it was still hanging in there but not accomplishing anything. So if the spleen is gone where do these things get done?

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