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What Is Situs Inversus, and How Does Your Body Know Right from Left?

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What Is Situs Inversus, and How Does Your Body Know Right from Left?

Did you know that it’s entirely possible for people to live comfortable, healthy lives with their organs on the opposite sides of their bodies? This condition, known as situs inversus, does not cause bodily harm in most cases, and many people with situs inversus don’t even know they have it. If this is the case, then why do our organs have to be arranged the way that they are? Why does the heart have to be on the left while the liver is on the right?

A recent scientific study discovered that the side on which each of your organs end up is determined by the movement of hair-like cilia while you’re still an embryo! During embryonic development, the cilia start to move in unison, and the cells whose cilia move to the left end up in organs on the left side of your body, while those that rotate to the right become the organs that fill the right side of your body. So people with situs inversus simply have cilia that move in opposite directions from the rest of the population.

Watch the video below to learn more about situs inversus and how your organs are arranged.

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Last Updated on August 12, 2021

Learn How To Make Coffee 38 Different Ways With This Stunning Guide

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Learn How To Make Coffee 38 Different Ways With This Stunning Guide

 

If you make your own coffee in the morning, chances are you’re only making the same boring kind everyday. Now it’s time to put an end to the cynical habit and turn you into an instant coffee connoisseur.

For those who don’t know, there are officially 38 different ways to make coffee. All, except decaffeinated versions will give you the same buzz that can either make you extremely productive or give you anxiety.

The only difference here is taste. And when it comes to coffee, taste matters. A lot.

Most of the methods and ingredients from the chart above dates back hundreds of years and have been traditionally passed down from generation to generation. Hence, it’s actually possible to tell where a person came from based on the type of coffee he or she drinks!

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