Old people = large ears/noses?
September 20, 2006 9:25 AM Subscribe
Are old people's (particularly men's) ears and noses as large as they seem? Or is it some sort of age-based illusion? And if my eyes do not deceive me, why are they that way?
posted by jckll to Grab Bag (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I seem to notice that lots and lots of old people--particularly men, as mentioned above--have quite large ears and noses. It seems that many other people have noticed this as well. Is this actually the case, and if so, is it as common as it seems, and what causes it? Are we talking just an increase in droopiness (i.e. old flesh gets saggy with time) or are these two organs really just growing at a rate that outpaces everything else?
This is on my list of life's most important and curious questions. Please enlighten me! With proof if possible!