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Why do old men have big ears?

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Although there have been published studies showing that older people are more likely to have larger ears, it still isn’t clear whether they have continued to grow throughout life or whether they were always large.

It may be that large ears are a predictor of long life for some reason. Or perhaps the upbringing of earlier generations is to blame. Could boxing a child’s ears, cause them to stretch later in life?


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