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What is that groove for between your nose and upper lip?


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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:43    Post subject: What is that groove for between your nose and upper lip?
What is is called?
What does it do?
It seems to allow air into bottles when you drink stright outtta one but is that why we have one?





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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:46    Post subject:
Its a snot funnel. Funnels snot directly from your nose to your mouth. No muss no fuss.
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:47    Post subject:
The space between the nose and mouth is called the philtrum (sometimes spelt philtrim). The central depression under your nose is called the philtral dimple, and the ridges are called philtral columns. The word is Greek in origin and means “magic potion”. An old wives’ tale has it that the philtrum is a mark left by an angel’s finger at the moment of a baby’s birth. Or so they say.
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:48    Post subject:
Is it the nasal-labial groove??? or is that the name for laughlines
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:50    Post subject:
Somebody's done his homework. Shocked
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:52    Post subject:
More info on the purpose:

The small dent is called the philtrum. And the purpose thereof?
The philtrum has no purpose. It's one of a bunch of merger-lines
known as "raphes". As our tiny embryonic selves are developing,
the right and left sides are merged at various points on the
body, leaving a raphe at the meeting point. Other raphes can be
found on the middle of the tongue, in the dent under the point
of your chin, and other, far more personal parts of your body.
(Source: WHEN DID WILD POODLES ROAM THE EARTH? By David Feldman)
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:54    Post subject:
runswithscissors wrote:
An old wives’ tale has it that the philtrum is a mark left by an angel’s finger at the moment of a baby’s birth. Or so they say.


::adopting Christopher Walken voice::

When you were an angel and you were about to be born, I put my finger there and said "Shh... don't tell what you know."
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:55    Post subject:
prohemp wrote:
runswithscissors wrote:
An old wives’ tale has it that the philtrum is a mark left by an angel’s finger at the moment of a baby’s birth. Or so they say.


::adopting Christopher Walken voice::

When you were an angel and you were about to be born, I put my finger there and said "Shh... don't tell what you know."


So, it's a silencer? Some wimmins must not have one then... Wink
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 09:58    Post subject:
akern wrote:
Its a snot funnel. Funnels snot directly from your nose to your mouth. No muss no fuss.


I think it's the opposite.... i think it actually guides the snot to the side so it heads for the corners of your mouth instead of right over your lip.
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 10:13    Post subject:
This was immortalized in the 1970s by the group Heatwave, who had a hit called Grooveline. Wink
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Erstwhile Lurker wrote:
This was immortalized in the 1970s by the group Heatwave, who had a hit called Grooveline. Wink


not to be mistaken for that Grandmaster & Melle Mel 80's hit white line

Ticket to ride white line highway
Tell all your friends, they can go my way
Pay your toll, sell your soul
Pound for pound costs more than gold
The longer you stay the more you pay
My white lines go a long way
Either up your nose or through your vein
With nothin to gain except killin your brain
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 11:06    Post subject:
Who else is just alittle freaked out by Rando's crazy-knowledge of the philtrum? Confused
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 11:13    Post subject:
shelflifers wrote:
Who else is just alittle freaked out by Rando's crazy-knowledge of the philtrum? Confused


I was so freaked out that I had to run to the bathroom and check my own. I can rest easy not knowing that I'm a #4.
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PostPosted: 01/16/03 - 11:26    Post subject:
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I was so freaked out that I had to run to the bathroom and check my own. I can rest easy not knowing that I'm a #4.


i'm a two
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