Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Neanderthal males
could kick your ass

To paraphrase ZZ Top, cavemen had forearms like Popeye and knew how to use them. They were also fans of the tush, but that's neither here nor there.

According to Discovery News, neanderthals had overdeveloped forarmes like Popeye and were quite adept at killing. Excerpt:
"The common method for killing animals was direct contact with the victim," said Mednikova, a professor in the Institute of Archaeology at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Instead of shooting prey, such as mammoths, with a bow and arrow from a distance, Neanderthal males would engage in face-to-face contact, jabbing long, thick spears directly into the animal's flesh.
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