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Why The Brain Is In The Head: VIDEO

Why The Brain Is In The Head

It's a sensible question: why is the brain, arguably the most important organ in an animal's body, covered in a thin bone shell on a stalk rather than behind the protection of the central body mass? In short, it's because animals evolved to have all of the major sensory organs - eyes, ears, nose, mouth - clustered in one location, and over time this clump of neural networking evolved into what we now know of as a brain.

You can watch the video give a much better explanation of this process - with construction paper cutouts, no less - AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. That doesn't explain why mine is at the opposite or lower end.

    Posted by: rick | Jul 16, 2014 1:08:06 PM


  2. No Rick, the explanation to this is in their second video: "Why Are Cliché Jokes We'Ve Heard A 1000 Times Still Used by People Even Though Nobody Thinks They're Funny Anymore?"
    Short answer: lack of creativity, humour and imagination.

    Posted by: Hun | Jul 16, 2014 1:14:04 PM


  3. Why I heard what you said many times before. Honey.

    Posted by: rick | Jul 16, 2014 1:16:03 PM


  4. Is putting "honey" at the end supposed to make that a witty comeback?

    Posted by: Hun | Jul 16, 2014 1:19:06 PM


  5. Exactly. Honey. What you expect? Moron?

    Posted by: rick | Jul 16, 2014 1:20:11 PM


  6. Surprising misleading graphics.

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 16, 2014 2:42:30 PM


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