Yeah, we love zombies, you all know that. So the question we have to most often ask ourselves is Is a Zombie Apocalypse possible, or not?
While we’re sure that the arguments presented (even if done so humorously in both of those Cracked.com articles), are entertaining valid, we are still not swayed either way. Still, that won’t stop us from either watching more zombie films, or for checking for “Walkers” before heading out each morning.
I know that this announcement is going to come of something of a shock to folks living in the Bible Belt, but, (gasp) it turns that there might have been some inter-species hanky-panky going on between Human and Neanderthal men (and women). That’s right, according to some scientists who are examining the Human and Neanderthal genomes, it appears that there are some interesting, ah, crossovers between the two that were going on so half a billion years or so…
Modern humans, meet the relatives: Neanderthals. It turns out, based on a new fossil analysis out Thursday, that people of European and Asian descent inherited a small amount, an average 1% to 4% of their genes, from the extinct species.
Humans and Neanderthals likely interbred 50,000 to 80,000 years ago in the Near East, concludes the international genetics team’s pair of studies in the new issue of the journal Science. The research was led by German genome researcher Svante Paabo of the Max-Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. The finding splits the difference in a long-running scholarly debate over whether people are solely African in origin, or spring from “multiregional” interbreeding of early human species.
I hear that Larry Flynt is already planning a movie about the subject…