The function of the appendix seems related to the massive amount of bacteria populating the human digestive system, according to the study in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. There are more bacteria than human cells in the typical body. Most are good and help digest food. But sometimes the flora of bacteria in the intestines die or are purged. Diseases such as cholera or amoebic dysentery would clear the gut of useful bacteria. The appendix's job is to reboot the digestive system in that case. The appendix 'acts as a good safe house for bacteria,' said Duke surgery professor Bill Parker, a study co-author. Its location _ just below the normal one-way flow of food and germs in the large intestine in a sort of gut cul-de-sac -- helps support the theory, he said. (Purpose of appendix believed found - CNN.com)
Issue 57: here's an equivocator that could swear in both the scales against either scale
Sunday, October 07, 2007
I think the tonsils are a bacterial crack house
And people mock me when I tell them about my desire to have a robot body:
Posted by Clint Gardner at 11:06 AM
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tHERE'S A STORY ABOUT AWIFE. AT THE LATE NIGHT, ONCE A HUSBAND SAID, "HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT i AM NOT A ROBOT?"ReplyDelete
sHE COULDN'T PROVE THAT HE WASN'T A ROBOT.
wORSE, SHE COULDN'T PROVE THAT she WASN'T A ROBOT. CAN YOU?