The appendix is a finger-shaped tube sticking your of your colon. It is often considered a “joke organ” with no function. In rabbits and some other herbivores it helps with plant digestion, but in humans, the appendix may only come to mind if it gets blocked and causes inflammation known as appendicitis. Yet far from being an organ of evil, it may actually serve a useful function by harbouring beneficial microbes in your body. The theory is that the appendix is a storehouse, a safe house or a cultivation centre for the normal bacteria that your intestines need to properly digest food.
This adorable appendix plush makes the perfect get well gift post-surgery.