Have you ever noticed this tiny little hole above someone’s ear? Or maybe you have one yourself? If you have one, this is the reason why…
#1 Have You Seen Anyone With A Hole Near Their Ear?
#2 The Location May Often Vary
#3 Not Everybody Has These Holes
In the United States, it is believed that only 1% of the population has this hole around the ear. In Asia, they are more common, where almost 4-8 percent of people have them. In Africa, just 10% of the population has this hole.
#4 But Just What Are They?
Before you ask someone with that little hole if it is a piercing of some sort, the answer is hell no. They are actually a type of congenital malformation that is called preauricular sinuses characterized by a nodule, dent or even dimple located anywhere adjacent to the external ear. They are not much harmful and do not cause any pain, discomfort, or even irritation.
#5 But What Is The Purpose Of These Holes?
Nobody actually knows! Some scientists believe they are the leftover from evolution and could be where gills were actually located. But most people only have them on one side of their head, very near one ear.