Mysteries About the Human Body That You’ve Probably Never Thought About

The piece of flesh that hangs in the back of our throats is called a uvula and serves the important function of helping us eat and drink. However, 2% of the population has the rare occurrence of a forked or split uvula. Known as a bifid uvula, it is often hereditary and can result in difficulties in digesting food and speaking. For more severe cases, therapy or surgery is recommended.