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Long ears, Long life

Posted by Denoyer Geppert on

Did you know your earlobes never stop growing? Well, you know now!

Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro? Can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them in a bow? That is a song from my childhood. Where did it come from?

In ancient China it was believed that long earlobes signified a long life and thick earlobes signified wealth. No wonder we see long ears on Buddha and ancient Chinese emperors.

The ear is magical. I know your thinking – Mary, you think everything about the human body is amazing but I can tell you the ear is unique.

The smallest bones in the human body are in the ear – 3 tiny bones known as the ossicles:-malleus, incus, and stapes. If you don't speak latin, they are also known as hammer, anvil, and stirrup.

If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis – you could actually have it in the ear.

Ear piercing existed back in prehistoric times.

You actually hear with hair. Hair cells inside the cochlea serve as sensory conductors.

Your ears never stop working - ears convert sound waves into nerve impulses that are sent to the brain, even when you are asleep your ears are working, but your brain ignores them.

Have you ever opened up a tub of ice cream and noted a layer of protective coating on top ?  Uck! Well that's what ear wax is – your body produces earwax from skin cells and sweat that acts as a barrier for dirt.  Ear wax is the protective coating and the hairs in your ears work the wax out.

Sailors believed a single pierced ear would improve vision.

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