A wisdom tooth could be called a badge of honor: It only comes out when you’re a bit older and apparently wiser. But for most people, a wisdom tooth isn’t so much a symbol of worldliness as it is a nuisance.
A Bygone Era
While there’s no denying that the human body is a wonderfully complex machine, its evolution isn’t exactly perfect: Humans retain some body parts that no longer serve a function. One example is the wisdom tooth.