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Does the tailbone (coccyx) serve a present function? A few people have been born with tail appendages, right?

1. You are right, the coccyx is the remnant of a vestigial tail, but still not entirely useless. According to eMedicine, it is an important attachment for various muscles, tendons and ligaments—which ...
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What is the tailbone for?

According to an online article [See Reference], “The tailbone derived its name because some people believe it is a ‘leftover’ part from human evolution, though the notion that the tailbone serves no ...
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