Do You Know Why We All Have Butts?
I can get behind this #WednesdayWisdom
It turns out butts have a purpose other than filling rap videos with eye candy. Would you believe our rear ends are what makes us human. Without the junk in our trunk we wouldn't be able to run. Some scientists believe that running was what kept humans alive and evolved over hundreds of years. How does the fact that baby got back affect running? Mainly because the gluteus maximus is our largest muscle and helps us work against gravity according to healthline.com,
You may not immediately think that the butt is the biggest muscle in our body, but when you break it down, it totally makes sense. After all, butt muscles do help move your hips and thighs while helping to keep your torso upright.
Writer and Michigan native Heather Radke decided to take a look back at the butt by writing a book about it according to this tweet,
In her recent appearance on the Radiolab podcast she talks about how the culture growing up in Mid-Michigan wasn't big butt friendly. Then came a cultural shift that shined a spotlight where the sun don't shine. OK, she didn't word it like that...in fact, not even close. But, you get the point.
In this episode of Radiolab "Man Against Horse" there is a discussion about how running is basically a controlled fall. Therefore, without the counterweight of our tooshies we would just fall on our faces.
Full disclosure, I like big butts and I cannot lie. I hope that my love for the booty is seen as supporting body positivity and not over-sexualizing the human clapper. I do realize it's 2020 and I have to be careful with back door compliments.