Tara, from DNews, tells us that the appendix seems to have a clear function and all it has to do is to be a safe house for good bacteria. Now, that is new, because we all have grown up to think that the appendix is just an evolutionary remnant that has no purpose today.
It is good to know that it actually has a meaning. I still have my appendix and I am happy to know that, if I have way too much and liquid bowel movements, then the bacteria I lose by going to the toilette are regrown from those in the appendix. Appendix, you’re my new best friend.