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March 15, 2017

What Is Odd About You – an Informal Experiment 

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 18:55

This is a grand post. It has a lot of important information. I had wanted to do this DNA test back some time ago when it was the first version. I was disappointed to find they had stopped it. Now it is back and better than it was. I so glad as I want to do this. I will start saving the money to get mine and Ron’s done. Thanks for a grand post Spiders. Hugs


I got to thinking. Scary, I know! What occurred to me is that being able to move your toes independently, curling your tongue, and wiggling your ears are actually primitive abilities.

First, if you can, watch this:

If you can’t or don’t want to watch the video: lie your arms flat, palm up, and touch your thumb to your pinkie finger. If you see this raised thingie in your wrist…

…then you have the unnecessary muscle, palmaris longis, that is only really useful for climbing trees freehand. I have the palmaris longis in both my arms. Hubby does not, in either arm.

Clearly the three Auricularis muscles (ear movers, if you didn’t watch) are more developed in those of use who can wiggle our ears or scalp. From the video, I understand that both of these are traits that quite a few of us have evolved beyond.

I’d like to…

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  1. How interesting! It also reminds me of a story from High School. Our Gr. 11 Science teacher told us that he hung his newborn on the clothesline and took her picture. . he said his wife was not impressed when they got the pictures developed! 🙂

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    Comment by Carmen — March 15, 2017 @ 19:33

    • Some people have no sense of humor. I love a good laugh, it brightens the day. Some of the best laughs I have had were over things I did or said. If we can laugh at ourselves we are better people. Can you imagine tRump laughing at himself? Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — March 15, 2017 @ 19:35

  2. I don’t trust people who have no sense of humour!

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    Comment by Carmen — March 15, 2017 @ 19:47

  3. It’s a fun experiment, anyway!

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    Comment by heretherebespiders — March 15, 2017 @ 20:28

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