This Fascinating Video Shows How A Face Forms In The Womb

Sure, it looks like a potato, but it's not.

Cover image via BBC

This fascinating time-lapse video, using a series of 3D animated scans of a face, shows how a human face forms in the womb

Image via BBC One

The video tells us the reason why our face looks like it does

It all comes down to one feature: the groove between the nose and upper lip.

"This whole amazing process — the bits coming together to produce a recognisable human face — happens in the womb between two and three months," says BBC’s Michael Mosley, adding, "If it doesn’t happen then, it never will."

Watch the fascinating video here:

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