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Old 04-29-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
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not sure if this thread posts best under health since it deals explicitly with body parts or better placed on the soap box for evolutionary implications. doc, your call.

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From wisdom teeth to ear muscles to male nipples, the human body has a number of "useless" parts. Check out these anatomical extras that humans still have but no longer need.
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Don't they make Viagra for that...
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Well now I know why some people can wiggle their ears and others cannot.
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Don't they make Viagra for that...
you realize, of course, that i left that line open for you. though, if you drink a beer and wait an hour, you'll find another purpose.

given all these years of evolution and god's purpose, you'd think gays wouldn't get erections anymore. yet i've never met a gay man with a viagra prescription. maybe gays & flaccid str8s have been divinely designed to evolve so as to counter overpopulation. we (& the rx companies) are our worst enemy.

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Well now I know why some people can wiggle their ears and others cannot.
you thought they were more talented than you but it is just that they are throwbacks.

when i was a little kid, not yet in kindergarten, swimming at a pool--which i recently found on the internet as an historic site (how depressing) http://tinyurl.com/6b6jas --i got tired and so swam over to hold onto my mom. but mom had goose bumps all over her wet body. her skin freaked me out so much that instead of holding onto her, i swam away from her and over to one of her friends. i still remember her friend calming me down (no, mom wasn't turning into a gilled water monster) and explaining to me that mom simply had goose bumps because she caught a chill in the water.

apparently the only thing i evolved was a vivid imagination.
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Goosebumps. Or piloerections. Thankfully no Viagra for that.

Doesn't every school class have a throwback? We had Carl, who could wiggle his ears, fold his ears up and stick them inside his ear canal, and fold his eyelids inside out. Wonder what he is doing today?
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Probably the same things, with some guy standing a few yards away yelling "step right up!"
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Interesting link - I had no idea that some people have a certain arm muscle that others do not.
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I only had 2 wisdom teeth. Some have none some have more. Sweet Im a mutant like wolverine!! YAAA! Wait or was wolverine made... Im a mutant like like Gambit YAA!!
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Is it generally known that goose bumps are a throw back making the hairs on our not-so-hairy bodies stand up, to make us retain heat more, or to make us appear larger? When you see a scary movie, and you get a "chill down your spine," your body is reacting to a situation in which it thinks it would be a good idea to look larger and more threatening, as when your cat gets scared and puffs up.
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you realize, of course, that i left that line open for you. though, if you drink a beer and wait an hour, you'll find another purpose.

given all these years of evolution and god's purpose, you'd think gays wouldn't get erections anymore. yet i've never met a gay man with a viagra prescription. maybe gays & flaccid str8s have been divinely designed to evolve so as to counter overpopulation. we (& the rx companies) are our worst enemy.
Thanks, LG4NB! There are some who might say I don't need any help being a smarta$$.

Please note the irony, in that the set-up man in a comedy team is often referred to as the "straight man"...

Regardless of differences in brain chemistry or wiring, Mr. Happy usually knows what to do...

Re: God, he either has a really wicked sense of humor, or no sense of humor at all...

I had two wisdom teeth, but they obviously weren't doing their job...
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"I had two wisdom teeth, but they obviously weren't doing their job."

Well you could be a mutant like Cyclops!

Sorry just caught x-men again :P
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Please note the irony, in that the set-up man in a comedy team is often referred to as the "straight man"...
the irony being that i hadn't foreseen that one coming.


in the meanwhile and with no personal reference, it seems even half the brain is redundant Yahoo!
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as when your cat gets scared and puffs up.
I used to love when my cat did that, it was hysterical.
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