Biology

There Are Parts of You That Will Never Be Fully Grown


ears and nose

While the vast majority of your body is fully grown by the age of twenty years, there are parts of your body that have only just begun.

The cartilage in your ears and nose will keep on growing until the day you die. In addition to the ever-growing cartilage, the effect of gravity will also cause your earlobes to increasingly lengthen.

The pelvis also continues to grow throughout your life. (Thanks to Cumbria Photo for this tidbit.) If your waistline is wider than it was in your youth, it isn’t completely due to eating too many Twinkies.


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