But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose? (8 pics + 1 video)

Posted in INTERESTING       22 Jun 2020       3482       5

1 But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose?

A preauricular sinus, also known as a preauricular pit, preauricular tract, and preauricular cyst, is a congenital malformation of the preauricular soft tissues.

 

2 But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose?

This small abnormality was first reported in 1864 in a study by a scientist Van Heusinger. It often occurs in front of the upper ear, usually located just between the face and the cartilage of the ear rim. It can occur on one or both sides of the ears.

 

3 But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose?

What’s the most peculiar about this is that these holes are connected to the sinus tract that runs under the skin with a short or long and complicated path—something that doesn’t typically happen in humans.

 

4 But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose?

It is known that these pits run in the family; however, they can also occur spontaneously for an unknown reason.

 

5 But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose?

The prevalence of it varies. They are most common in East Asian populations, with an incidence of 10%, and less common in people of African descent (4%) and Caucasians (0.5%).

 

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6 But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose?

While a preauricular sinus doesn’t appear to affect a person who has it in any way, it sometimes can get infected and require treatment.

 

7 But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose?

While it isn’t exactly clear why preauricular sinuses occur, one scientist has an idea. According to one evolutionary biologist, Neil Shubin, these holes could be a remnant of fish gills.



As it turn out, humans and fish may have a lot more in common than we think. Shubin, who wrote a book called “Your Inner Fish”, believes that human ears evolved from fish gills. Fascinating, isn’t it?

 

8 But What If That Tiny Hole Above Your Ear Serves A Purpose?


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Ez 8 month s ago
Came from fish gills? How stupid id that.
       
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Henrietta 8 month s ago
Ez,

Science? hOW stUpiD IS thAt?
       
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Hessy 8 month s ago
Ez, Evolution. Read about it. As opposed to the bible stories it actually has merit.
       
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Micajah 8 month s ago
*is
       
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L.r. 8 month s ago
Jesus had two holes in his hands and two in his feet, ya don’t see anyone making a big to do about that
       
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