|By Kevin Dooley|
See, our ancestors walked on four legs, like most mammals. (Animals like this are called quadrupeds.) So the guts of our ancestors were stretched out evenly along our body…like a dachsund’s!
That’s what a hernia is: A loop of intestines sneaking out the holes above a man’s, er, scrotum. (Look it up!) As Rob Dunn says, our intestines do this “in the way that noodles sneak out of a sieve.”
Thanks, Rob. (Read his article!)