Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Adam Apple

I pray puberty doesn't do this to me!

At dinner we got on the topic of the Adam's apple. I wondered how it got it's name. I knew it was a bump in a boys throat. But after my mom made me look it up I found out that it is a little bulging spot in human male's neck. It's really larynx that took a growing spurt during puberty.
Interesting it gets it's name from the bible. You know the story of Adam and Eve.
Well a tale is told that that when Adam tried to eat the apple that snake offered him, it got stuck in his throat and staid there as punishment for his sin. Although why it was inherited to his children, beats me.
Thanks Adam!