Thursday, May 23, 2013



I bet when neanderthal kids would make a snowman, someone would always end up saying, 'Don't forget the thick, heavy brows.' Then they would get all embarrassed because they remembered they had the big husky brows too, and they'd get mad and eat the snowman."

Jack Handy


Once more Neanderthals are in the news.

There should be a cable station called “Neanderthal News” or “Neanderthal Central”.

When my granddaughter saw me reading something titled A Modern Stone Age Family? A Neanderthal’s Molar Suggests Early Weaning”, she said, “Ooh…weenies”.

I’m certain that she meant hot dogs, and not something else.

Nonetheless, I quickly explained what weaning meant, and that also produced a wailing ooh sound.


Do we really need to know how long Neanderthals breast-fed their babies?

Yes, we do.

And what did Neanderthals use for baby formula once breastfeeding stopped?

If we don’t find out everything there is to know about Neanderthals, then how will we ever know who we are?

We must know what they read, what they ate, where they went on vacation.

Alright, maybe not those things.

But we do need to know everything else there is to know about Neanderthals.

At least until time travel is invented, and we can visit them…

Then we will know for sure what they were like.













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