Do Your Ears And Nose Really Continue To Grow As You Age

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Anyone retiring from the coal-mines of life, might have noticed an ever growing defacement. Their noses and ears appear to be bigger. In fact, they are. There is a common misconception this growth is due to cartilage continuing to grow as you age. In reality, this isn’t true. The real reason our noses and ears keep growing is the result of that red-headed-stepchild of fundamental forces, gravity.

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Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15135144
http://www.cartilagehealth.com/images/artcartbiomech.pdf
https://www.inkling.com/read/histology-michael-ross-and-wojciech-pawlina-6th/chapter-7/hyaline-cartilage
http://www.news-medical.net/health/Cartilage-What-is-Cartilage.aspx
http://www.news-medical.net/health/Cartilage-Growth.aspx
http://bodyodd.nbcnews.com/_news/2008/09/16/4380071-does-your-nose-grow-with-age
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2011/apr/25/improbable-research-ears-big-old