How would you like to pick up the daily paper to learn you have become an evolutionary throwback? I mean, even more primitive than a cave man.
My Wall Street Journal tossed this shocker at me, all because of a harmless little physical quirk I use to amuse and confound people at parties.
I can wiggle my ears. Not just a tiny wiggle, mind you. When I wiggle, my glasses climb up and down my nose. The sight convinces some partygoers they’ve had one drink too many.
The Journal article – about the body’s evolutionary changes – dubbed me a throwback to the days when our semi-human ancestors needed ears which could swivel to catch slight sounds of tasty prey or dangerous predators. Only 20 percent of today’s population retains this physical oddity. Continue reading