The chances are that you know at least one person with a tiny hole somewhere above their ear. In fact, it’s quite a common condition – but the hole isn’t just a leftover scar from a piercing gone wrong. And if you’ve ever wondered why some people have these curious, tiny dimples, it turns out that there may actually be a scientific reason for them.
Indeed, even though the human body is a truly amazing thing, there’s no denying that it throws up all manner of oddities. And there are plenty of such comparatively uncommon conditions that people experience from birth. These may be relatively benign, like a “single transverse palmar crease” or a crease along the palm, or more serious, like congenital heart problems.
Heart problems, for instance, can result in breathing difficulties in newborns and require treatment to ensure that the heart remains functional. However, not all abnormalities are as serious as this. Many are, in fact, harmless.