Did you know that the ancients considered big ears a sign of good fortune? Researches confirm that the size of one’s ears has something to do with one’s life span. So, can we work out how long we’ll live based on the length of our ears? Well, not really…
In one study of 50 people over 80 years old, researchers found two features of ears common to them all:
- Ears are long in length, and earlobes are big, soft, and thick.
- The older they get, the longer the auricle (the visible portion of the external ear).
Modern studies suggest that during one’s lifetime ears continue to grow and average between 0.5-0.8 inches every 10 years.
So from this point of view:
A long life doesn’t happen because you have big ears, but a long life will give you big ears.
With research by Felice.