Your Big Toe

Which of the following isn't part of a human ear?

  • A. hallux
  • B. semicircular canals
  • C. cochlea
  • D. stirrup

47% of players knew the correct answer: A., hallux

The hallux isn't a part of your ear. Instead, it's a technical term for your big toe. More specifically, it's the innermost digit of the hind foot of vertebrates. So next time you can say, "Ow! I've stubbed my hallux!"


Listen and learn more about today's topic with Murray and Tamika.

Question of the Day: Your Big Toe
We rely on our big toes more than we realize, and there's a reason they hurt so much when we stub them on something. In this Flashcast, Tamika and Murray explore the wonders of the big toe. Soon, you too will be exclaiming, "Ow! I've stubbed my hallux!"

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