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5 useless body parts you can actually live without

Useless Body Parts

Many of us would not be aware that there are several body parts that we don’t require. Some are only useful in childhood and later become redundant after we take our first step. Let’s take a quick look at some body parts that serve very little or no purpose in our daily lives. It is believed that these body parts only grow in order to make the body adaptable to the requirements of nature.

It will come as a surprise to many, but yes we have body parts which we don’t really need for our daily survival. If one looks closely, a couple of them are only useful during childhood but become redundant when we grow up. It is true that evolution takes a while to make adjustments, so we’ll end up having bits and pieces of body parts we don’t actually need anymore. So are you curious now to know which parts they are? Here is a list.

Male nipples

According to researchers, males and females develop in the exact same way for as many as 60 days in the womb. For those with a Y chromosome, testosterone will then kick in, which will result in developing male sex organs instead of female ones. But by this point, a baby in the womb has already developed nipples. But because having nipples doesn’t actually do any harm, they have never been weeded out by artificial process.

Male Nipple

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are also really of use to modern man. Once upon a time, when human beings had a more caveman-esque diet they had use of the wisdom tooth, but now in today’s world, they are not necessary now. Scores of people have them removed as they hurt quite a bit and can result in causing several other health issues such as migraines. Interestingly, these days in India, children are born without wisdom teeth! Yay!

Wisdom Teeth


If one looks closely, these tonsils are lymph nodes, which according to medical sciences are quite important for running the immune system. But this look-alike of the golf ball can be removed easily if it gets inflamed and infected on a regular basis. In the history of the existence of man, no human has died due to lack of tonsils.



It is a known fact now, our human beings have evolved from apes which used their tail to balance their moves. But after humans learned how to move on their two feet, the tail was of no use and so got converted to just some fused vertebrae which we know as coccyx.

Tail Bone


The bag-shaped organ called appendix attached to our large intestine no longer helps the human body to digest food, and the people who got it removed seem not to miss it. Since human beings stopped eating uncooked or low-quality foods like grass, this part is no longer of any use to the digestive system.