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Attention Check: Which Of The Teenagers Is A Guy?

Date May 28, 2019 11:33

It may not be that easy at times to tell whether a stranger you're looking at a guy or a girl. Especially when it comes to teenagers. Kids at this age tend to experiment with hair, clothes, and accessories, and only tiny, insignificant details can give away their sex.

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We offer you to pass an interesting test. There are three teenagers of approximately the same age and almost identical appearance in front of you, but only one of them is a guy. Can you guess who it is?

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We're sure you'll deal with this task quickly, but just in case, you can find the answer in the picture below, it's circled.

Attention Check: Which Of The Teenagers Is A Guy?Attention Check: Which Of The Teenagers Is A Guy?

Yes, that's right, it's the teenager who has an Adam's apple. If you dig deeper into the human anatomy, then you'll find that it is two coalesced cartilages that protect the throat, thyroid gland and vocal cords.

The difference in boys and girls regarding this aspect is almost unnoticeable up to the age of 13-18, as the cartilages are still quite soft and ductile.

Guys' vocal cords are somewhat longer than those of girls, which also explains why males' vocal pitch is much lower than females'. The thyroid cartilage in teenage boys hardens with age and gets bigger, forming a bump. And that's why it is particularly visible on their necks.

It is a mistake to think that women don't have Adam's apple at all.

Since their vocal cords are shorter, the area that needs protection is somewhat smaller. The cartilage pads grow together at an obtuse angle thanks to which the neck's surface appears less ridged, although there are some exceptions.

So why is an Adam's apple called that way? One of the versions states that Eve treated Adam to the forbidden fruit and a piece of that fruit stuck in his throat because he realized that he had done something wrong when he listened to her and the serpent. But we all realize that it has nothing to do with the legend.

But let's go back to our riddle. How fast did you manage to guess which teenager is a guy? Share with us in the comments below!