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Body Parts work together to perform different functions required for life. Learn how your internal organs operate in this section.
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Girly Body Parts: Why do you embarrass me so?

Whether you or the woman in your life deals with sweating, sagging skin, a belly lapping over a belt or other joys of having a physical body in a gravity-bound world, see how much you know about causes and relief for embarrassing bodies, next.

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  • How Vestigial Organs Work

    How Vestigial Organs Work

    Vestigial organs are like the contents of your junk drawer: an assortment of objects that once had a purpose or might come in handy. What can these evolutionary mementos tell us? See more »

  • How Your Appendix Works

    How Your Appendix Works

    Does the appendix serve any purpose in the human body? Scientists are divided on the issue -- learn why. See more »

  • How Your Tongue Works

    How Your Tongue Works

    Despite what people say, the tongue isn't your body's strongest muscle. But you do depend on it for eating, tasting and speaking. See more »

  • Is what's in my belly button really lint?

    Is what's in my belly button really lint?

    Certain scientists have taken on the unappealing job of evaluating the debris that hangs out in the human belly button. What's hiding in your belly button? See more »

  • Tale of the Tape: The Male Embarrassment Quiz

    Tale of the Tape: The Male Embarrassment Quiz

    If you think that guys don't care about their appearance, you probably won't do too well on this quiz. Men are, in fact, embarrassed about numerous physical traits. Let's check your knowledge of the sometimes humorous issue. See more »

  • Top 10 Body Parts That Can Be Successfully Rebuilt

    Top 10 Body Parts That Can Be Successfully Rebuilt

    Think it's a hassle when your car breaks down? Try finding a spare organ when your body gives out. Thanks to years of research, scientists are now amassing a "body shop" of sorts, dealing not in tires or mufflers, but in bladders, bones and breasts. See more »

  • What is an appendix and what causes appendicitis?

    What is an appendix and what causes appendicitis?

    Your appendix is really a pretty mysterious organ. Find out why you have an organ that's not necessary to your survival. See more »

  • What makes your arms, legs and feet fall asleep?

    What makes your arms, legs and feet fall asleep?

    Having a limb fall asleep can range from annoying to downright painful. See what's going on inside your arm or leg when it falls asleep. See more »

  • What's earwax made of?

    What's earwax made of?

    As anyone who's ever used a cotton swab knows, human ears generate a fair amount of earwax. But what exactly is the stuff, and do you need to make a point of clearing it out every so often? See more »

  • Where's the best place to take a bullet if you get shot?

    Where's the best place to take a bullet if you get shot?

    Getting shot is not something we want to happen, but if it does, where is the best place to take a bullet? Find out what the experts think. See more »

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