For centuries, mankind’s greatest thinkers have attempted to decode the mysteries of human anatomy, using theories as far-flung and disparate as evolution and intelligent design to make sense of why body parts tend to come in certain numbers and shapes. Is it all part of some grand, cosmic scheme? Is it to better equip the species for survival? These are questions that may never receive an answer, but at least some brave, Tumblr-ing souls have finally unlocked the true purpose behind the geography and structure of the human nose: To give artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird a blueprint for the faces of the world’s most fearsome fighting team. The evidence is splayed across the crowd-sourced Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses, where the likes of Elvis Presley, Queen Elizabeth II, Justin Bieber, and Kate Winslet help prove that, if there is some divine architect behind the human form, he or she loves pizza and martial artists who dwell in subterranean hideouts. Or so it will seem, until other, braver souls step forward to posit the Snuffleupadicks theory.

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