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This BBC Science piece on how Neanderthals must have sounded comes with the beats, timing and physicality of some of the greatest British humor we've seen to date. Who knows how they managed to film this completely straight-faced, but the fact that they did just makes it so much better.

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Twitter Thread: The Human Body's Evolutionary Leftovers

Awesome, our bodies are like natural history museums. Apparently, we're brimming with evolutionary leftovers, and Dorsa Amir mapped out a way to play around with some of these in a fun Twitter thread. 

Twitter thread maps out the human body's evolutionary leftovers | Dorsa Amir @DorsaAmir 1d Replying DorsaAmir Put hand flat on surface and touch pinky thumb. Do see raised band wrist there's vestigial muscle called palmaris longus used help move around trees. About 14 us don't even have this muscle anymore 2/8) present absent | Oh, and know sometimes get goosebumps cold or scared s vestigial reflex used raise body hair make appear bigger or trap an extra layer heat warmth. Some people can
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Anthropologist Calls Out Our Useless Evolutionary Leftovers In 6 Tweets

This evolutionary anthropologist is here to call out all our ridiculous evolutionary leftovers that seemingly serve no purpose. They just fell through the cracks. Thanks a lot evolution! 

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Quirky Tumblr Thread Breaks down Just How Adorable Humans Are

Here's a very organized list of the silly things we do that might make us seem cute to someone watching us in a nature documentary. David Attenborough would be proud to narrate this one.

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Report back on your findings, and recommend other iconic Jackie Chan films the class should view as well. --Dr. Prof. Nick, Ph.D, M.D., Esq.