Have we fully figured out what the function for the appendix is?

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Have we fully figured out what the function for the appendix is?

In: Biology
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This sort of thing has long been understood. This is one of those urban legends that seems to perpetuate with no clear reason for doing so – like that myth that we don’t understand how bumblebees fly, that it should be impossible. Nonsense, borne from taking the origins of that story way out of context.

The appendix is a reserve for gut flora and fauna. You have a symbiotic relationship with gut creatures who help digest your food. If your gut bacteria is wiped out, like if you suffer a bout of dysentery, then a reserve of bacteria cultures will help you recover their populations in your gut and get you back to healthy living more quickly.