The uvula is one of the bizarre looking features of a human body.
This unusual-looking, dangly ball is called ‘palatine uvula,’ as it is located on our soft palate.
Scientists discovered many theories about the uvula.
First of all, it helps to guide the flow of food and water in the living beings.
Secondly, it includes gag reflex, so no piercing is allowed on the uvula.
A gag reflex is the contraction of the back of the throat triggered by an object touching the roof of your mouth, the back of your tongue, the area around your tonsils, or the back of your throat.
Thirdly, it basically serves as an accessory to speech.
And did you ever get a dry throat during speeches?
The uvula is there to provide the proper lubrication for complicated human speech.
A study said,”may be another marker of human evolution that differentiates man from other mammals.”
That’s cool! Isn’t it?