If a man had a tail: what unexpected consequences would this lead to

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If a man had a tail: what unexpected consequences would this lead to

A tail can actually appear in a person, but this is a very rare occurrence.

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In ancient myths, as well as in various fairy tales, you can meet people who have tails. And often such people were credited with some kind of magical power or other superpowers. But what would happen if people really had tails? How would it change our lives and what would they look like? These questions are answered by scientists in an article for the publication Live Science.

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Studies have shown that in very rare cases, children can be born with various defects, in which a rudimentary pseudo-tail may appear. Such processes often contain muscles, connective tissue, and blood vessels, but no bones or cartilage. They only get in the way and are removed shortly after birth.

Human ancestors, the great primates, also had small appendages that resembled tails. But about 25 million years ago, when these primates separated from the rest of the monkeys in the course of evolution, the tails disappeared.

“Some monkeys use their tails to cling to tree branches or grab objects. But our closest relatives, like baboons and macaques, use their tail mainly for balance. They don’t use this tail as an additional limb to do something. grab or cling to something,” says Peter Kappeler from the University of Göttingen, Germany.

According to the scientist, this means that if a person had a tail, he would be able to grab anything with it. But that doesn't necessarily mean the tail would be useless in that case.

If a man had a tail: what unexpected consequences would it lead to

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“For example, a long fluffy tail could be used to wrap around it like a scarf and thus keep warm Also, if a person went into a long hibernation, then the tail would be useful for storing fat in the winter,” says Kappeler.

According to Jonathan Marks of the University of North Carolina, USA, a strong muscular tail, like that of a kangaroo, a person could use to increase the strength of walking or running. Or, like in tyrannosaurs, it could serve as a steering wheel when moving.

“But such tails would completely change the way we move on the surface. For example, we would have to bend over a lot when walking or running. That is, our chest would be parallel to the ground. In this case, the hips would have to bulge back a lot. not walk or run, but constantly jump, because a huge tail would simply stretch along the ground and interfere with movement,” says Marx.

According to scientists, there is another problem that a person would face: unintentional damage tail in everyday life, which are difficult to avoid. When it comes to long tails. But even a short tail would prevent a person from sitting normally.

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“On the other hand, people would have to make their clothes differently. But given that people come up with the most unusual fashion trends all the time, I think this would not be a problem. I would not be surprised if people they even came up with certain decorations and accessories for the tail. But the inconvenience of having a tail for a person will still be more than the benefits. My verdict is as follows: it was a real thorn in the back,” says Marx.

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