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Body Parts

Body Parts work together to perform different functions required for life. Learn how your internal organs operate in this section.


Your Appendix Actually Has a Valuable Function

What is your appendix good for? Learn the appendix's true purpose at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

The Human Body Has Just Upped Its Official Organ Count

Scientists have discovered the 79th organ of the body. HowStuffWorks Now finds out what took so long. See more »

What's Happening When People Suddenly Gain Superstrength?

A Virginia teen managed to lift a car off her father in a feat of superstrength. Learn how it was possible at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Is it possible to swallow your tongue?

Your tongue is attached pretty well to the floor of your mouth. Learn whether it is really possible to swallow your tongue at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why doesn’t your tongue get infected when you bite it?

Biting your tongue sucks, but it could be worse. Learn why your tongue typically doesn't get infected when you bite it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why don't women have Adam's apples?

Ever wonder why women don't have Adam's apples? The answer isn't as simple as you might think. Learn more about Adam's apples at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why are some people more ticklish than others?

Find out why some people are more ticklish than others at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Have doctors ever found teeth in a vagina?

Vagina teeth are the stuff of legends — but is it possible for a woman to have teeth in her vagina? The answer might surprise you. See more »

Is your foot really the same length as your arm from wrist to elbow?

Is your foot really the same length as your arm from wrist to elbow? Find out with a little help from Da Vinci at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do we have 10 fingers and 10 toes?

When a child is born, the first thing a parent checks is how many fingers and toes he or she has. Learn why we have 10 of each at HowStuffWorks. See more »