Why Do We have an Appendix? Why Can’t Humans Wiggle their Ears? How Do Our Eyes See?

Everything Under The Sun

By Molly Oldfield

Why Do We have an Appendix? Why Can’t Humans Wiggle their Ears? How Do Our Eyes See?

Friday, 16 August

This week’s questions are all about our bodies!

Find out why we have an appendix with Dr. Chiara Hunt, she is a doctor and runs The Bump Class for Mums and Dads who are about to have a baby. She also co-hosts a podcast for parents called The Parent Hood with her sister Marina Fogle, which I went on earlier this year to talk about children and curiosity! So Chiara is the perfect person to answer your question! 

Next up we have a question from Otto, he would like to know about ear wiggling! Find out all about why we lost the ability to wiggle ears and how many humans can still do it!


Our third question is from Alice who would love to know how our eyes see? Find out all about eyes, where the word pupil comes from, how your brain flips images coming through your eye upside down. Plus we talk about an experiment a professor in Germany did with goggles with mirrors that flipped images coming into a student’s eyes upside down.

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A huge thank you to Dr. Chiara Hunt for telling us why we have an appendix and to they can eat and to Lara, Otto and Alice for this week’s lovely questions! 

I’ll be back next week answering more questions from children around the world in another episode of EUTS. Do send in your questions, there’s info about how to do that on the show’s website, everythingunderthesun.co.uk.

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Dr. Chiara Hunt's book written with Marina Fogle for The Bump Class: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/1075193/dr-chiara-hunt.html 


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