This is Why Some People Have Those Little Holes Above Their Ears

Ear Holes

Ear Holes

If you've ever stared too long at someone's head, you may have sometimes seen this little hole right above their ear.
Perhaps you have one on your own ear.
We found out why those holes exist and the answer just may shock you.

Check For It

Check For It

Several people have these holes.
If you check on your friends or family members, you're bound to see at least a few.

Ear Location

 Ear Location

Sometimes they're right on top of the ear, but other times they can be on the side of it, also.

In the U.S.

In the U.S.

According to statistics, only about 1% of the U.S.
population has this hole! Other continents have different ratios.

Other Parts of the Globe

Other Parts of the Globe

For instance, in Asia, it's estimated that 5-9% of the population has it, where in Africa, up to 10% have it.

Why We Have Them?

Why We Have Them?

Scientists say that we have these holes as a remainder from parts of our evolutionary past.
As some people we are evolved from fish, some say that these holes could be were our gills once were.

No Worries

 No Worries

If you have one, there's no need to panic.
It's rare if someone has an infection in this area.
However, if one has a certain type of "preauricular" sinus, then they should be advised not to hang jewelry in that crevice.

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