Of all of the organs, the spleen might be the least understood by the general public. What does it do, exactly? It is even necessary? Well, a new discovery brilliantly illustrates one of the spleen's little-known superpowers. The Bajau, a nomadic people indigenous to Indonesia known for their astonishing diving ability, have super-sized spleens. Why? It helps them hold their breath for longer.
The Bajau of Indonesia
Written by Ashley Hamer May 14, 2018
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