Have You Ever Wondered Why Some People Have A Tiny Hole Near Their Ear, This Is What It Means
People of all shapes and sizes have different variations of DNA – some similar, some very different. Have you ever looked at another person and noticed an odd, tiny hole near the top front of their ear? Commonly referred to as an ‘ear pit,’ this congenital malformation is called a preauricular sinus, and commonly occurs when a person’s face and ear come together at the top.
Neil Shubin, an evolutionary biologist, says that these holes come from our ancestors. Claiming that our ancestors may have been underwater dwellers, Shubin says that these holes are remnants of fish gills, and that a small percent of the population has them.
After viewing the video below, some Facebook users are surprised to find out that the hole doesn’t have any other significant meaning. Some have compared it to being a mermaid. Are you a part of the small population that has this condition?