WEIRD NEWS
02/11/2013 02:09 pm ET

Human Tails And Other Terrifying Mutations

Our genetic code is a stunning miracle of haphazard complexity.

On one hand, it works as a blueprint that tells our bodies exactly how many fingers, toes, and kidneys we're supposed to have.

But on the other, it is full of scraps from all of the stages of evolution that brought us here. That's why every once in a while you get an abnormality that scientists call an atavism.

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