If They Have a Wrinkle in Their Earlobe, They're More Susceptible to Heart Attacks
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Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the world, and your doctor has memorized about a thousand warning signs that you might be en route to a heart attack based on your lifestyle, diet, and substance habits. But there's another, much more bizarre indicator of whether your ticker is going to turn against you at some point down the road -- if your ear looks like this:
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That is the lamest Yakuza cut ever.
That innocuous wrinkle across the earlobe is known among ear professionals as "Frank's sign," and though it sounds about as scientifically legitimate as palm reading, real scientists with actual degrees swear by its ability to predict cardiovascular trouble. In one study, scientists analyzed 303 autopsy reports of people who died of some form of heart disease and found that 72 percent of males and 67 percent of females had the devil's ear crease.
Annnnd 100 percent of you are frantically rubbing your lobes right now.
If the distinctive odor of bullshit seems to hang over this result, other studies have taken a more rigorous attitude to getting to the bottom of the phenomenon, including adjusting the test results for people who wear earrings, sleep in a particular way, or any other obvious factor that might contribute to the shape of your ear folds. Even here, researchers are forced to admit that there seems to be a positive correlation between your chances of having a heart attack and whether or not you have this particular ear crease. We know a bunch of you are rushing off to find a mirror right now, so we'll wait.
If you're hoping for some intuitive explanation about how the shape of your ear is connected to the health of your heart, then we're sorry to disappoint you -- science has no goddamned idea. Discovering facts is the easy part, actually explaining them is where scientists have to put in the really long hours. Suffice it to say, if you have the wrinkle, you might want to look at the amount of cholesterol in your diet.
Though removing the wrinkle entirely is also an option.
For more parlor tricks you can surprise people with, check out 6 Intimate Details You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone and 5 Personal Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Someone.
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