How to grow a tail

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How to grow a tail
Post # 1
Is it possible to grow a tail? If you know can you tell me? I would love to have a tail!
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Re: How to grow a tail
Post # 2
This thread has been moved to Misc Topics from Welcome.
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Re: How to grow a tail
Post # 3
what nonsense thread is this? should i say more?
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Re: How to grow a tail
Post # 4
Babies are occasionally born with fleshy growths, giving the appearance of a tail. The 'National Geographic' show I watched about it said it happens way more often than people assume (a lot of people seem to think it's some 3rd-world thing?) and the doctors just cut it off before they give the baby to the mother. I don't remember much more about it than that, and that the tails served no purpose whatsoever.

In the womb, we go through period of having gills, fur-like stuff, and tails (like a tadpole!), and my guess is that sometimes the tail-cells don't get absorbed into the forming baby and make their own thing.

Obviously, I'm no scientist and I guess you are looking for more magick-related stuff...

What use would a tail be? We are bipedal, and our centers of balance are pretty good. We have prehensile thumbs and our joints allow a pretty good range of motion. Just watch Cirque du Soleil.

Why do you want a tail? And what would you wear? You'd also need a strong sense of self, as you'd be setting yourself up for a lot of harassment.

In short: No, it is not possible to grow a tail because you are already fully developed. Your cells are already specialized and your human DNA doesn't really code for a tail.
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Re: How to grow a tail
Post # 5
Scientifically speaking, it would be possible to have a tail surgically attached. However it may not be usable for anything since at our current level of technology I don't think we can reproduce/create/extend the nervous system to allow movement and sensitivity within the tail. The only thing I could think of that would make a tail useful is if it is designed properly it might be usable as a hand(wrapping around objects to lift them up). With our average weight being what it is a tail strong enough to lift ourselves up or hang from trees might also cause us to be off-balanced and thus would be more problematic then beneficial.
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