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Appendix

Feeling a little… queasy? In this BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the appendix, a little blind alley that’s attached to your large intestine. In this educational, animated movie you’ll find out why doctors have to remove your appendix immediately if you get appendicitis, and learn about peritonitis, the life-threatening condition that can happen when appendicitis is left untreated. Tim will explain why the appendix is called a vestigial organ, and how evolution played a part in its development. Finally, you’ll learn some warning signs of appendicitis, and why you shouldn’t worry every time you get a stomach ache. The appendix may be largely useless, but this movie certainly isn’t!

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Appendix