Have you ever wondered what life would be like without a chin?

April 16, 2015 7:59 PM

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like without a chin?

Certainly, your face would look strange. But do we really have the need for a chin? Does it have a purpose? In terms of evolution, for example, the chin does not appear to be an advantage for the species. Well, a new study published in the online Journal of Anatomy does not really provide any help.

Lead study author Dr Nathan Holton, summarizes, “In short, we do not find any evidence that chins are tied to mechanical function and in some cases we find that chins are worse at resisting mechanical forces as we grow. Overall, this suggests that chins are unlikely related to the need to dissipate ...

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