Many times, though, an unusual trait is hiding in plain sight — it’s just so small that most people don’t even realize it. In fact, you might not even know that you have it yourself.
One such feature is called the perauricular sinus. That’s the fancy technical term for a tiny hole at the top of your ear, right at the border where the ear meets the temple.
From a distance, you might just think it was a simple birthmark, or possibly a piercing without any jewelry in it (and in a place where you’d never be able to use an earring back).
But it’s neither of those things. It’s actually a small hole in the ear that forms during fetal development. They’re also hereditary, which means that if someone you’re related to has one, yours or your children’s chances of having one are increased.
So what are they? Well, no one really knows, but there are a number of myths and legends surrounding this rare trait. Do you have one?
A perauricular sinus is a tiny hole that appears on or near the ear close to where the ear joins up with the face.
Typically found on the right side, these holes appear in anywhere from 1 to 10 percent of the population, and are more common in certain areas of the world or in people with certain ethnic backgrounds.
They look like holes, but often don’t go all the way through. They can just be a dimple, a dent, or even a raised. Check it out if u have it.