Do You Know Why We Have a Dent Right Under Our Nose?

philtrum - dent that runs from under the nose to the top of the lip
@saw2207 (1363)
United States
June 21, 2009 12:50am CST
We have eyes to see with eyelashes to protect, a nose with hair inside to keep stuff from blocking it passages . . so why then is there a dent under most peoples noses? This dent is called the "Philtrum" and it runs from under our nose to the top of our lip . . and it is something that we all have yet it serves no purpose or does it???? It is said that before we were born, when we were safely ensconced in the comfort of the womb, we all had access to the ultimate search engine, Gd dispatches a personal angel to each and every womb, and this angel teaches us all the wisdom we will ever need to know on this planet. EVERYTHING. And then.......... just before we are born . .the angel put a finger over our lips and said.... shhhhhh!
6 people like this
24 responses
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
23 Jun 09
[b]I heard a similar charming story long ago, that it was God Himself who touched us there when He'd finished "forming us in secret (in the womb)." He kissed His finger & laid it there, as a sort of gentle, loving signature. However its told, I think it's sweet. Maggiepie[/b]
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
23 Jun 09
hmmmm bold to say the least .. .and I couldnt wait to emote . . .betcha Maggiepie you were one happy mylotter when they put the bold in your power and I think your story is charming as well! Thanks for sharing! Always nice to see such a bold one around .. Lotting to you!
2 people like this
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Jun 09
[b]LOL! That's me, all right: BOLD! You really wouldn't have me any other way, though...right? Maggiepie[/b]
1 person likes this
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Jun 09
[b]Yes, Saw, I did have trouble being patient, but not just to use the bold font. I mainly wanted the ability to copy & paste! Saves a LOT of time! The main reason I wanted bold, though, was because it's just easier for me to see! I had cataracts, & had to have surgery on both eyes, as I was going blind. Now, I just prefer it for its look, though I admit, after a few hours of MyBotting, those dim little letters UNbolded do give me eye strain, even now! Maggiepie[/b]
1 person likes this
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Awww....thats a nice story, it gave me chills too reading it. Thanks..
1 person likes this
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
25 Jun 09
walijo2008 . . if it gave you chills I told the story right First time I heard it I also got chills!! Happy Lotting to you!
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Wow, that's a nice story. But, some do not have dents right?
1 person likes this
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
23 Jun 09
oh scoop . .u are such a dog minniemadz . .go up a few and read what mjhicks had to say . . I think you will find a good answer there . . and I think we just might have to give the dog some time in his corner .
1 person likes this
@Crysi23 (515)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Thanks for sharing I never thought about it before until you mentioned it. Thanks for sharing and I learned something new as well.
1 person likes this
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Crysi23 . . I am so glad you liked it . . sharing is what this lot is all about! And it is even better when we learn something new! happy lotting to you
1 person likes this
@rainmark (4309)
22 Jun 09
Hiyah. You had a good story out there. I haven't heard this story before. When iw as reading your post, i was thinking you going to give a scientific explanation for this hehehe. Its really cute story for children and maybe for adult too like me. Happy posting.
1 person likes this
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
22 Jun 09
rainmark . children love this story .. . hey I was a child when I first heard it. .it is one of those that stay with you .. . just like my angel has always been with me Happy Lotting to you!
1 person likes this
@applefreak (3135)
• Singapore
22 Jun 09
LOL this is the funniest version i've heard so far. actually i've never thought of why the dent is there. the only thing i know is that you can pinch it to wake someone who is unconscious. or how about another purpose of the dent. it's to help our mucus flow down the sides of our lips instead of straight into our mouth?
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
22 Jun 09
giggle giggle applefreak but on the mucus thing . .ick I rather think of the angels . .. but all the same .. thanks for coming by and sharing
1 person likes this
@candy2306 (577)
• India
21 Jun 09
hi saw2207, i never thought about that dent at all. your story about the angel seems good. it really make sense and fun too! thank you for sharing this, as i have a story to share with my niece and nephews!
1 person likes this
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
22 Jun 09
candy . . kids love this one . .. and the best is after you tell it them you can hear tem run into the next room and tell it to another. . priceless moment glad you liked it! Lotting!
@mysdianait (55656)
• Italy
21 Jun 09
Hi Saw! When I started toread this Ialmost stopped as Ithought it was oing to be one of those scientific explanations that was not going to make any difference to my life whether I was aware of it or not. I'm so glad I read on to the end as it is a beautiful explanation Sad that the angel did not press hard enough on some of its missions or that some just did not take heed of what was said
@mysdianait (55656)
• Italy
21 Jun 09
You must have been gifted with smiles in abundance Scoop because wherever you appear you cause others to smile too
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
ahhhh once again I misses the fun cause of the bloody time difference . . and as it is true that Scoop always brings that smile when I see him around . .mysdiana does the same thing.... I am beaming from grin to grin
1 person likes this
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
23 Jun 09
[b]Scoop, long ago, a comedian made up the word :snile." It's what it sounds like when you're trying to say "smile" when under dire pressure & you really want to scream instead, as when your boss is berating you & you just have to smile & take it, or when you are posing for a picture, & you're trying to urge someone else to smile for the picture, while trying not to stop smiling yourself. So....SNILE! Maggiepie[/b]
@marcyyyy (523)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I think the only purpose this philtrum has is making our faces look complete. We wouldn't look right without it, would we!?? That's a beautiful explanation you have about the angel...very clever!! Take care, and take care of that philtrum!!
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
22 Jun 09
hey marcyyyy . . nothing better in my book then remembering my little angel! thanks for sharing your thoughts
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Alice . . eyebrows keep our eyes dry from sweat (and rain) . . most of them look like a caterpillar unless of course one has a uni brow !
@marcyyyy (523)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Hi Alice! I think eyebrows keep water from running into your eyes when you wash you hair! I've had my eyebrows waxed so many times when I was younger, that I really hardly have any anymore...The waxing was too much. I'll have to buy a couple of caterpillars!!!
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
21 Jun 09
That's all right, I have never heard this before. There is always a fable to be heard. I like one with angels in them. There is one that children can see angels til they get a certain age. All is good, but let us search out the truth, if we can find it. Have a happy day.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
jezz. . it isnt a fable, . it is written. . go look around and you will find it too , , ,
1 person likes this
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I did not been it was untrue. I just meant it was passed down from generations to gen- erations, and that I had not heard of it.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
sorry jezz just a bit of semantic play there . . . you are right it is a story that has been handed down from generation to generation . .the angels made sure of that one
• India
21 Jun 09
God made the whole structure of our body as well of our face so no need to worry about that why there is dent under nose...I think it is just to make smooth flow of spreading nose..So that it does not flow arround...Am I right what u think about my answer...I u like then plz comment on it
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
No need for you to worry puneetchhokra about the philtrum . .this post was just to share a sweet story of a divine nature. Some people will find it interesting .. others not . .. Isnt that what makes the world go round. . And that is one of my favorite things about being here on the lot is all about . .to share things and I hope that you in some way enjoyed my post on this topic today.
• India
21 Jun 09
thanks dear..I understand ur talk..
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I did not know there was a name for the dent thank you for the information. I just thought it was to separate our nose from the sharp of our lips and mouth.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
25 Jun 09
my pleasure to share happy612 . . i guess you could say it is there to seperate our nose from our lips . .. but an added angel story is always a good thing and sharing is always the best! thank you for sharing Happy Lotting to you!
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
24 Jun 09
Thats so cute! I didnt even know that little dent had a special name!
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
25 Jun 09
saundyl . . as my aunt would say .. . (in a perfect New Yawk accent) Who Knew! such a story existed . . he hehe glad you found it cute Happy Lotting to you!
@subha12 (18472)
• India
22 Jun 09
It is really nice to know. i never had any idea about this. its very nice to get new info about various things here.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
22 Jun 09
thats the best part of being on the lot subha . .sharing new ideas, stories and inspirations! glad you came by to share Happy Lotting to you
• United States
21 Jun 09
Loved that story...!
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
22 Jun 09
me to Sweetchariot . . . me too!
@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
ohhhh...this is new to me! and its nice...i don't really bother trying to find out what tis canal is all about...i just remember some people here (especially the old folks) saying that if you don't have it you are not human...hehehe oops don't get me wrong they said that people without that canal which is called "Philtrum" is a "aswang'(its a mythical creature in a Filipino folklore" hehehe...strange huh! but you have better explanation on it...
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
ckyera . . thanks for sharing. . . It is always fun to hear what other people and cultures say of the same thing . . . your response has actually perked my curiosity to find out what the creature you call "aswang" is. .. . All the same for now I am so happy that you liked my version of the philtrum! Happy Lotting to you!
@lingli_78 (12860)
• Australia
21 Jun 09
this is interesting... i never know about this story before... i don't even know that the dent is called philtrum... thanks for sharing this info with us... i learn something new again from here... take care and have a nice day...
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
thanks lingli! You just made me smile .. so nice to hear when something we share here teaches and inspires us . . Hope you have a great day Lotting to you!
@lolislol (82)
• Finland
21 Jun 09
That's a nice theory, because if there really is found no meaning to that "Philtrum" it could be anything! These kinds of things always make you think.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
it is isnt it lolislo .. these kinds of messages always make me think and smile Happy Lotting to you
@nraisor (59)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I have never heard that before, that is a cute story, I'll have to tell my kids that. Though it makes me wonder what the actual purpose of the thing is.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
it is becaue gd wanted us to learn before we were born and then as we come down we are told to forget, The answer to this is that when one studies things that are not foreign or extraneous but rather intitmate and familiar he/she has already studied it, The stored knowledge is part of her, So in effect she studies her own stuff. Learning is a recollection of something familiar . .it is like an amnesia victim who tries to reconstruct from fragments the beautiful world he or she once experienced.
1 person likes this
@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 09
Maybe this dent make by God for us to show our beauty of lips.Or maybe for help we breath with easy and smile perfectly.I don't know about it too much.Maybe you can make a research about science's fact that tell about why dent was make for human or make a research in yahoo search engine.I hope you will find the correct answer for this questions.Thank you and have a nice day.Happy mylotting.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Hi hanah87 . . I was just sharing a story of the philtrum with the lot. . . maybe it is put there for many reasons but the one I shared is just my take on it..... If in fact you do some of the research you were talking about I hope you come back here and share it with all of us .. .till then I will think of the little dent under my nose as a gift from my angel..... and of course it gives tutu's mustache a great look
1 person likes this