THINGS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY THAT MAKE ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE WHATSOEVER
Added on: 3rd Dec 2016
OUR INABILITY TO BIOSYNTHESIZE VITAMIN C
According to an article in a 2010 issue of Nature Education,
humans and other primates as well as bats and guinea
pigs don’t have the ability to produce vitamin C by
biosynthesizing it from glucose (other animals can).
The lack of vitamin C biosynthesis is due to mutations
in the L-gulono-ã-lactone oxidase (GLO) gene which is
responsible for coding for the enzyme that catalyses
the last step of vitamin C biosynthesis. However, in 2008,
scientists were able to successfully re-instate the ability to
produce vitamin C in mice. It might not be long
before humans are next.
PROXIMITY OF OUR GENITALS TO OUR RECTUM
This is not just aesthetically and anatomically awkward,
but also unhygienic. Combined with our short urethras
this leads to frequent urinary tract and bladder infections.
PROSTATE ONLY CAUSES PROBLEMS IN MALES
The prostate is a ridiculous organ in reality, with a minimally
important function (secretion of prostatic fluid increases
survival of sperm by a fraction) and a high propensity for
developing cancer, most doctors will assure you they
would get rid of it altogether at the first possible opportunity.
The prostate really contributes nothing to our survival
and reproductive efficacy, and most (if not all) men would
be happy with one percent less sperm in exchange for not
having to spend fifteen minutes in agony every time they have
to pee during the last thirty or forty years of their lives.
OUR MULTIFUNCTIONAL GENITALS
It’s no secret that our genitals are destined to perform
multiple functions and this can be pretty unhygienic.
For example, when it comes to women, sexual intercourse
pushes bacteria farther into the urethra, leading to
UTIs. Additionally, both men and women can contract
UTIs from two sexually transmitted bacteria, chlamydia
and mycoplasma. And of course, it is from the vagina
that babies are brought into the world.
OUR INEFFICIENT SINUSES
Humans have several sinuses, air-filled cavities that help with
mucus and fluid drainage. But our maxillary sinuses,
located on our cheekbone, drain upward. This often leads
to the build-up of fluid and mucus, which can cause an infection.
THE EXTREMELY NARROW BIRTH CANAL
Females have an unreasonably narrow birth canal, resulting
in much pain and significantly increased risk to both mother
and child during birth. This is a consequence of our quick
evolutionary leap from quadrupeds to bipeds, resulting
in our narrow pelvis.
NARROW PELVIS ALSO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR…
As if childbirth wasn’t painful enough on its own, not
helping the situation is the narrow width of the female
pelvis, which, according to scientific estimations, hasn’t
changed for 200,000 years, keeping our brains
from growing larger.
Blood flows into each of your arms and legs via one main
artery, which enters the limb on the front of the body, by
the biceps or hip flexors. To supply blood to tissues at a
limb’s back side, such as the triceps and hamstrings, the
artery branches out, taking circuitous routes around
bones and bundling itself with nerves. This roundabout
plumbing can make for some rather annoying glitches.
At the elbow, for instance, an artery branch meets up with
the ulnar nerve, which animates your little finger, just under
the skin. That’s why your arm goes numb when the lower tip
of your upper arm bone, called the humorous or
funny bone, takes a sharp blow.
MALES HAVE NIPPLES THEY DON’T NEED
Nipples remind us that gender is anything but clear cut, especially
in utero. Whatever your sex, everyone starts off as a female in
the womb. One way or another billions of men around the world
have nipples they won’t ever need for their whole lives.