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  • Michelle Obama on White House: ‘It’s Like I’ve Been Living in a Cave’

    06/16/2016 3:41:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – First Lady Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey that she and Barack are “regular folks” who don’t want to "waste our talents just making money for ourselves.”She said President Obama “hasn’t changed” because he is “an authentic man” who is going to leave the White House as the same person.“So I want to know, what are those days when you just say, mmm, mmm, mmm — look at me in the White House,” Winfrey asked Obama at the White House’s United State of Women Summit in Washington.“There are so — yeah, just sitting up here, mmm, mmm, mmm. There...
  • Petroglyph in Spain Marks when Atlantic and Mediterranean Cultures Met

    10/06/2015 6:17:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | Mon, Oct 05, 2015 | Staff
    Bronze Age rock carving depicts a Mediterranean style boat. Above: A graphic representation of the Auga dos Cebros petroglyph, showing the obvious boat feature at the bottom. This image is a screenshot of the same as depicted in the YouTube video (see below). =================================================================================================================== A unique petroglyph discovered near the Atlantic coast of northern Spain has provided evidence that contacts between ancient Atlantic cultures and contemporaneous cultures of the Mediterranean were earlier and perhaps more intense than previously thought. The rock art panel, located in the Costa dos Castros region and known as Auga dos Cebros, depicts a boat with...
  • First comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome completed

    07/02/2015 1:34:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-02-2015 | Provided by University of Chicago Medical Center
    The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Credit: Giant Screen Films © 2012 D3D Ice Age, LLC ======================================================================== The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Mammoth genes that differed from their counterparts in elephants played roles in skin and hair development, fat metabolism, insulin signaling and numerous other traits. Genes linked to physical traits such as skull shape, small ears and short tails were also identified. As a...
  • Cavemen among us: Some humans are 4 percent Neanderthal

    05/25/2014 2:05:03 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 79 replies
    csmon ^ | May 6, 2010 | Pete Spotts
    A new study concludes that humans mated with Neanderthals 50,000 to 80,000 years ago, leaving traces of the Neanderthal genome in some modern humans. This picture shows the reconstruction of a Neanderthal woman at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, on March 20, 2009. A new study is offering insights into how early humans and Neanderthals were similar and different.
  • 'Naked Caveman' Supports Himself by Donating Blood & Strikes Fear Into Hikers on TX Mountain

    10/17/2012 10:19:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 15, 2012 | Hugo Gye
    'Naked caveman' striking fear into hikers who stumble across him on the mountain he has called home for three years while supporting himself by donating blood A mountain community in Texas claims it is being terrorised by a 'naked caveman' who lives in the hills and harasses hikers and passers-by. The man has apparently occupied a remote cave above El Paso for three years, and supports himself by donating blood plasma and recycling cans. But local residents say they have seen him prowling around their houses, and are intimidated by his aggressive behaviour. The inhabitants of an apartment complex at...
  • How the Cavemen Ate: Cookbook Reveals 77 Recipes Stretching Right Back to the Stone Age

    05/12/2012 11:02:10 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 May 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    How the cavemen ate: Cookbook reveals 77 recipes stretching right back to the Stone Age (and they taste surprisingly good!) Fancy something new for dinner tonight? Well if you don't fancy a Chinese or a Thai, researchers have pulled together 77 recipes which were eaten during the Stone Ages. And the surprise is how delicious the recipes, some of them 16,000 years old, sound - with your typical Neolithic families spicing up their meals and using plenty of fresh fruit and herbs along with the simmering main dishes of game. A Culinary Journey Through Time can join Jamie Oliver and...
  • Well preserved mammoth from Siberia shows signs of early man stealing from lions

    04/05/2012 7:24:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 04-05-2012 | Bob Yirka
    An exceedingly well preserved juvenile mammoth carcass has been found in Siberia near the Arctic Ocean and it shows signs of having been attacked by a cave lion and then partially butchered by humans. Dubbed Yuka by the Mammuthus organization, which is studying the remains, the six foot long creature was believed to have been a year and a half to perhaps three or four years old at the time of its death. The mammoth was found by tusk hunters in Northern Siberia, who then turned it over to scientists with the Mammuthus organization. The BBC and Discovery have been...
  • Human ancestors used fire one million years ago, archaeologist find

    04/02/2012 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | 04-02-2012 | Provided by University of Toronto
    An international team led by the University of Toronto and Hebrew University has identified the earliest known evidence of the use of fire by human ancestors. Microscopic traces of wood ash, alongside animal bones and stone tools, were found in a layer dated to one million years ago at the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa. "The analysis pushes the timing for the human use of fire back by 300,000 years, suggesting that human ancestors as early as Homo erectus may have begun using fire as part of their way of life," said U of T anthropologist Michael Chazan, co-director of...
  • Neanderthals ate shellfish 150,000 years ago: study

    09/15/2011 7:42:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | 09-15-2011 | Staff
    Neanderthal cavemen supped on shellfish on the Costa del Sol 150,000 years ago, punching a hole in the theory that modern humans alone ate brain-boosting seafood so long ago, a new study shows. The discovery in a cave near Torremolinos in southern Spain was about 100,000 years older than the previous earliest evidence of Neanderthals consuming seafood, scientists said. Researchers unearthed the evidence when examining stone tools and the remains of shells in the Bajondillo Cave, they said in a study published online in the Public Library of Science. There, they discovered many charred shellfish -- mostly mussel shells --...
  • Genetic research confirms that non-Africans are part Neanderthal

    07/19/2011 8:40:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 107 replies ^ | 07-18-2011 | Staff + University of Montreal
    Some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals and is found exclusively in people outside Africa, according to an international team of researchers led by Damian Labuda of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center. The research was published in the July issue of Molecular Biology and Evolution. "This confirms recent findings suggesting that the two populations interbred," says Dr. Labuda. His team places the timing of such intimate contacts and/or family ties early on, probably at the crossroads of the Middle East. Neanderthals, whose ancestors left Africa about 400,000 to...
  • You May Be Part Neanderthal, Scientists Say

    07/18/2011 11:42:37 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18 2011 | Nick Patterson
    Is there a little Fred Flintstone in you? According to a new genetic analysis, some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals -- but it's found exclusively in people outside Africa. The ancestors of Neanderthals left Africa about 400,000 to 800,000 years ago. They evolved over the millennia mostly in what are now France, Spain, Germany and Russia, and went extinct (or were simply absorbed into the modern human population) about 30,000 years ago. The ancestors of early modern humans left Africa about 80,000 to 50,000 years ago, according to Despite that wide spread in time, genetic material...
  • First Homosexual Caveman Found

    04/10/2011 5:26:30 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 55 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 6, 2011 | None Listed
    First Homosexual Caveman FoundArchaeologists have unearthed the 5,000-year-old remains of what they believe may have been the world's oldest known gay caveman. Archeologists believe they have discovered a 'transsexual' or 'third gender grave' in the Czech Republic.The male body – said to date back to between 2900-2500BC – was discovered buried in a way normally reserved only for women of the Corded Ware culture in the Copper Age.The skeleton was found in a Prague suburb in the Czech Republic with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs, rituals only previously seen in female graves."From history and ethnology, we...
  • Congress Strikes a Budget Deal, Averts Shutdown

    04/08/2011 8:26:58 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 370 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr 9, 2011
    DEVELOPING: Congressional leaders, with barely an hour to go before a federal government, announced late Friday night they had reached a deal to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. House Speaker John Boehner, speaking briefly to reporters after talks had concluded, said the plan was to pass one last short-term spending resolution Friday night to buy lawmakers the time needed to prepare and pass the final budget bill.
  • Is it time to return to caveman parenting?

    10/15/2010 12:46:10 PM PDT · by Immerito · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/15/10 | Joan Raymond
    In 2-year-old Nate Macauley's world, the arms of mom and dad — and a small cadre of family friends — are always available for a snuggle, whether it's to help calm the toddler's woes, or just to keep him close. To his mom, Amy, the plentiful hugs and cuddles they lavish on Nate provide an important lesson. "I want Nate to grow up to be a kind person," says the 33-year-old from Cleveland. "And the way we can do that is to show him kindness.” The Macauleys' take on parenting — showing compassion for a little one just learning to...
  • Wake Up Christians!!! (Iraqi Christians question American Christians)

    10/01/2010 1:25:23 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 16 replies
    Eastern Liberty ^ | Thursday, September 30, 2010 | Freedom
    I read about "atheists actually know more than Protestants and Catholics" in U.S. This article shocked & make me sad, & I don't know if this because of too much freedom or technology or kind of political system to destroy our Christianity, & I don't know who is responsible here, people or priests or churches??? Are you following faith with blind mind??? - I believe most people do that, & most them, "OK, I have faith, why should I read Bible, I'm enough, that's it", do you think Jesus taught us to be blind? & how can you have faith...
  • Meat may be the reason humans outlive apes

    12/15/2009 6:44:02 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 87 replies · 3,196+ views
    livescience ^ | Dec . 15, 2009 | Charles Q. Choi
    Genetic changes that apparently allow humans to live longer than any other primate may be rooted in a more carnivorous diet. These changes may also promote brain development and make us less vulnerable to diseases of aging, such as cancer, heart disease and dementia. These key differences in lifespan may be due to genes that humans evolved to adjust better to meat-rich diets, biologist Caleb Finch at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles suggested. The oldest known stone tools manufactured by the ancestors of modern humans, which date back some 2.6 million years, apparently helped butcher animal bones....
  • Death of "Caveman" Ends Era in Idaho

    04/23/2010 2:38:10 PM PDT · by verum ago · 17 replies · 954+ views
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | 23 April 2010 | Tim Woodward
    Known as the "Salmon River Caveman," Richard Zimmerman lived an essentially 19th century lifestyle, a digital-age anachronism who never owned a telephone or a television and lived almost entirely off the land. "He was in his home at the caves at the end, and it was his wish to die there," said Connie Fitte, who lived across the river. "He was the epitome of the free spirit." Richard Zimmerman had been in declining health when he died Wednesday. Read more:
  • Death of "Caveman" ends an era in Idaho

    04/23/2010 2:06:25 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 41 replies · 1,545+ views ^ | 23 April 2010 | Tim Woodward
    Richard Zimmerman, known to all as Dugout Dick, succumbs at 94 Known as the "Salmon River Caveman," Richard Zimmerman lived an essentially 19th century lifestyle, a digital-age anachronism who never owned a telephone or a television and lived almost entirely off the land. "He was in his home at the caves at the end, and it was his wish to die there," said Connie Fitte, who lived across the river. "He was the epitome of the free spirit." Richard Zimmerman had been in declining health when he died Wednesday. Few knew him by his given name. To friends and visitors...
  • George Will vs Robert Reich – So Easy A Caveman Can Do It

    03/08/2010 7:06:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies · 1,420+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    On This Week liberal stateist economist Robert Reich contends the reason we need health care (or is it health insurance?) reform is because the American people just don’t understand health insurance. That’s enough to set the normally calm George Will off. The battle lines are drawn when Will contends allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines will immediately bring down premiums, and then has the line of the morning. So easy a caveman can do it?
  • Prominent Orchard Park man charged with beheading his wife

    02/13/2009 12:33:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 106 replies · 3,433+ views ^ | Feb. 13, 2009 | Gene Warner
    Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband -- an influential member of the local Muslim community -- reported her death to police Thursday. Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder. "He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said late this morning. Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers...
  • Outrage: Dutch court to prosecute Wilders for Fitna

    01/21/2009 6:57:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,910+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    Note: Video included. January 21, 2009 For hate speech -- after declining to do so last year, which means that Islamic supremacist groups in the Netherlands have kept up the pressure on lawmakers until they got the outcome they wanted. Hate speech, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and hate speech laws are tools in the hands of the powerful that they can use to silence the powerless and crush dissent. And make no mistake: even though the Muslims in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the West present themselves as embattled victims of racism and "Islamophobia," that...
  • UN-acceptable censorship: The United Nations tries to outlaw criticism of Islam

    01/14/2009 8:20:49 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 46 replies · 2,544+ views
    NYDailyNews ^ | 1/14/09 | Floyd Abrams
    Almost 500 years ago, on the wall of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, characterizing as "madness" the notion that papal pardons could absolve individuals for their sins. As viewed from Rome, Luther had maligned, even defamed, the church. Luther was eventually excommunicated. His conduct ultimately led to the creation of a Protestant Church in Germany and a Reformation throughout Europe. It is difficult to believe that in the 21st century anyone would seriously propose that conduct such as Luther's should be deemed illegal. But a few weeks ago, the General Assembly of the...
  • Study shows competition, not climate change, led to Neanderthal extinction

    12/29/2008 11:33:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies · 931+ views ^ | 12/29/2008 | Source: Public Library of Science
    In a recently conducted study, a multidisciplinary French-American research team with expertise in archaeology, past climates, and ecology reported that Neanderthal extinction was principally a result of competition with Cro-Magnon populations, rather than the consequences of climate change. The study, reported in the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE on December 24, figures in the ongoing debate on the reasons behind the eventual disappearance of Neanderthal populations, which occupied Europe prior to the arrival of human populations like us around 40,000 years ago. Led by Dr William E. Banks, the authors, who belong to the French Centre National de la Recherche...
  • Eat Like A Caveman For A Healthy Heart

    05/08/2008 3:48:51 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 257+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-8-2008 | Kate Devlin
    Eat like a caveman for a healthy heart By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 8:28PM BST 08/05/2008 A “caveman diet” of berries, nuts, lean meat and fish could help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, a new study shows. Scientists found that volunteers who ate the stone age fare for just three weeks had lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of clots. They also lost an average of five pounds in weight.Meat, as long as it is lean, is beneficial Our early ancestors lived on a diet lacking in cereals, dairy products and refined sugar for centuries...
  • Seven leave cult's cave in Russia

    03/29/2008 2:39:18 AM PDT · by kipita · 9 replies · 516+ views
    AP ^ | 28 March 2008 | AP
    MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Seven women who are members of a Russian cult that has been holed up in a cave for months awaiting the end of the world have emerged and are being treated by emergency workers, regional officials said Friday. More than two dozen members who remain inside the cave could come out as early as Saturday, said the official in the governor's office of the Penza region, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southeast of Moscow. He said four children, who were reportedly under the age of two, were among those remaining inside the cave. Penza Vice Governor...
  • Caveman blues

    01/23/2008 7:22:03 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 16 replies · 68+ views ^ | January 12, 2008 | John Naish
    Over the past decade, two facts have become increasingly obvious – that our ever-increasing consumption is wrecking the planet, and that continually chasing more stuff, more food and more entertainment no longer makes us any happier. Instead, levels of stress, obesity and dissatisfaction are spiralling. So why is our culture still chasing, consuming, striving ever harder, even though we know in our sophisticated minds that it’s an unrewarding route to eco-geddon? New scientific studies are helping to reveal why. It’s our primitive brains. These marvellous machines got us down from the trees and around the world, through ice ages, famines,...
  • 'Cave Man' Causes Trouble For Nursing Home (Ex-Cave Dweller Refuses To Wash, Raises Stink)

    01/20/2008 5:02:02 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 870+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 18 Jan 2008 | Nina Berglund
    'Cave man' causes trouble for nursing home A 54-year-old Norwegian man who once lived in a cave and refuses to wash is now creating a health risk at an Oslo nursing home, claim its operators. A local court has ruled, however, that he can't be forced to keep himself clean. A lawyer for the so-called "cave man" (long known as hulemannen in Oslo) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Friday that his client was "relieved and very satisfied" by the court ruling in his favour. "He has waited a long time, and can now finally decide over his own body," lawyer...
  • Reindeer: It's What Was For Dinner

    12/22/2007 10:07:24 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 214+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 12-20-2007 | Jennifer Viegas
    Reindeer: It's What Was For Dinner Jennifer Viegas, Discovery NewsOnce a Staple Dec. 20, 2007 -- Reindeer meat went from being an occasional treat to everyday fare among prehistoric cavemen who lived in Southwest France and what is now the Czech Republic, two new studies suggest. In fact, so many nibbled-on reindeer bones were present in their caves that possible calendars circa 26,000 years ago might have been carved on the leftover bones. They may have also been used as counting devices or for ornamentation. The first study, authored by J. Tyler Faith, analyzed bones found in limestone cave and...
  • Ancient DNA reveals that some Neanderthals were redheads

    10/25/2007 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies · 217+ views ^ | 10/25/2007 | Harvard University
    Ancient DNA retrieved from the bones of two Neanderthals suggests that at least some of them had red hair and pale skin, scientists report this week in the journal Science. The international team says that Neanderthals' pigmentation may even have been as varied as that of modern humans, and that at least 1 percent of Neanderthals were likely redheads. The scientists -- led by Holger Römpler of Harvard University and the University of Leipzig, Carles Lalueza-Fox of the University of Barcelona, and Michael Hofreiter of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig -- extracted, amplified, and sequenced a...
  • Caveman (Neanderthal) 'May Have Used Language'

    10/20/2007 8:44:57 AM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 831+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-20-2007 | Richard Gray
    Cavemen 'may have used language' By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 12:42pm BST 20/10/2007 They are typically portrayed as primitive brutes capable only of grunting, but new research now suggests Neanderthals may have whiled away the hours in their caves in conversation. Neanderthals may have had their own culture Scientists who have been trawling through the DNA found in Neanderthal bones have discovered that the now extinct species had a “language gene” that is only found in modern humans. Their controversial findings create the tantalising possibility that Neanderthals were in fact capable of speech much like humans and communicated...
  • Study: Men With 'Cavemen' Faces Most Attractive to Women

    08/23/2007 2:32:03 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 157 replies · 4,521+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, August 23, 2007 | Jeanna Bryner
    Guys with bulldog-like faces have been chick magnets throughout human evolutionary history. A recent study of the skulls of human ancestors and modern humans finds that women, and thereby evolution, selected for males with relatively short upper faces. The region between the brow and the upper-lip is scrunched proportionately to the overall size of their heads. Among the men who fit the bill: Will Smith and Brad Pitt. In a past study, researchers found a similar facial pattern in chimpanzees, with males having relatively shorter and broader faces compared with females, controlling for body size. Men with "mini mugs" might...
  • (Watch This Movie Clip!) 10,000 B.C.

    07/14/2007 5:14:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies · 11,886+ views
    Yahoo! Movies ^ | July 14, 2007 | Yahoo! Movies
    10,000 B.C. (2008) Actors Steven Strait (D'Leh) Camilla Belle (Evolet) Omar Sharif Marco Khanlian (One Eye) Cliff Curtis Nathanael Baring Timothy Barlow (The Pyramid God) Mona Hammond (Old Mother) Reece Ritchie Joel Virgel Nakudu Mo Zinal Director by Roland Emmerich Director Epic tale that centers on three stages in the development of primitive man, as seen through a 21-year-old hunter from a primitive tribe who must hunt mammoth to survive. Release Date: March 7th, 2008 (wide) Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
  • Scientists say 'Iceman' died from arrow

    06/07/2007 10:57:15 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies · 1,810+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/6/7 | FRANK JORDANS
    A prehistoric hunter known as Oetzi whose well-preserved body was found on a snow-covered mountain in the Alps died more than 5,000 years ago after being struck in the back by an arrow, scientists said in an article published Wednesday. Researchers from Switzerland and Italy used newly developed medical scanners to examine the hunter's frozen corpse to determine that the arrow had torn a hole in an artery beneath his left collarbone, leading to a massive loss of blood. That, in turn, caused Oetzi to go into shock and suffer a heart attack, according to the article published online in...
  • I Married a Neanderthal

    05/01/2007 6:30:29 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 56 replies · 1,249+ views
    JSOnline vis WAPO ^ | April 30, 2007 | Marc Kaufman
    (Scientist says modern humans, earlier species found camaraderie, and sometimes a mate, in each other) Researchers have long debated what happened when the indigenous Neanderthals of Europe met "modern humans" arriving from Africa starting some 40,000 years ago. The result was the disappearance of the Neanderthals, but what happened during the roughly 10,000 years that the two human species shared a land? A new review of the fossil record from that period has come up with a provocative conclusion: The two groups saw each other as kindred spirits and, when conditions were right, they mated.How often this happened will never...
  • 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars

    03/17/2007 1:05:05 AM PDT · by BlackJack · 81 replies · 2,092+ views
    Scientists studying pictures from Nasa's Odyssey spacecraft have spotted what they think may be seven caves on the surface of Mars. The candidate caves are on the flanks of the Arsia Mons volcano and are of sufficient depth their floors mostly cannot be seen through the opening. Details were presented here at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas. Temperature data from Mars Odyssey's Themis instrument support the idea. The authors say that the possible discovery of caves on the Red Planet is significant. The caves may be the only natural structures capable of protecting primitive life forms...
  • Video: The O’Reilly Factor, so easy a caveman could host it! (Viewer mail)

    03/09/2007 12:40:57 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 58 replies · 3,936+ views
    Hot AIr ^ | Friday March 9th, 2007 | Ian Schwartz
    Video: The O’Reilly Factor, so easy a caveman could host it! In viewer mail last night Bill received a message saying that hosting his show is so easy a caveman could do it. Bill's reaction was classic. Video here -
  • ABC orders pilot for potential series based on the caveman ads

    03/02/2007 6:39:08 PM PST · by JohnSheppard · 15 replies · 773+ views
    IHT ^ | 03/02/2007
    The ABC network said it had ordered a pilot for a comedy, tentatively titled "Cavemen," that features the characters used in a series of television ads by an insurance company. In the ads, cavemen appear insulted by a Geico insurance pitchman's claim that the company's Web site is so easy to use that "even a caveman can do it." The potential series, one of 14 pilots that will be produced by Touchstone Television this spring, features the cavemen as they "struggle with prejudice on a daily basis as they strive to live the lives of normal thirty-somethings in 2007 Atlanta."...
  • Did Modern Humans Get a Brain Gene from Neandertals?

    11/08/2006 7:57:13 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 8 replies · 402+ views
    Science Now ^ | November 6, 2006 | Michael Balter
    For decades, human evolution researchers have debated whether Neandertals and modern humans interbred. Most scientists have come down on the side that any romances between these hominid cousins must have been fleeting at best. But a new study suggests that a few of these passing dalliances might have had a major impact on the evolution of the Homo sapiens brain. If so, Neandertals, although long extinct, may have left humanity a lasting genetic gift. Some anthropologists have argued that a handful of hominid skeletons show features of both Neandertals and modern humans (Science, 11 February 2005, p. 841). But so...
  • How Dems Really Feel About Our Military..."So Easy A Caveman Can Do It" (PIC)

    11/04/2006 6:47:45 PM PST · by Registered · 95 replies · 23,530+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 11-4-06 | Registered
  • (Iranian) MP: Village with cavemen discovered at Jiroft heights

    05/26/2006 1:39:03 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 34 replies · 1,096+ views
    IRNA ^ | May 24 | Staff
    Iran-Cave MP from Jiroft, Ali Zadsar here Wednesday said that a village whose residents are cavemen has been discovered at the heights of the city of Jiroft near Anbarabad in the southeastern province of Kerman. Speaking on the sidelines of Majlis open session, he said that a village was discovered 120 kms from the town of Anbarabad in the winter of 2005. He added that the residents of the newly-discovered village put on no clothes and feed on leaves. Zadsar said, "The village, called Pid-Nekoupieh, is situated in the mountain and the 200 people who live there have never left...
  • Science Journal: Caveman Crooners May Have Aided Early Human Life

    04/01/2006 3:09:41 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 681+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | 3-31-2006 | Sharon Begley
    Science Journal: Caveman crooners may have aided early human life Friday, March 31, 2006 By Sharon Begley, The Wall Street Journal In Steven Mithen's imagination, the small band of Neanderthals gathered 50,000 years ago around the caves of Le Moustier, in what is now the Dordogne region of France, were butchering carcasses, scraping skins, shaping ax heads -- and singing. One of the fur-clad men started it, a rhythmic sound with rising and falling pitch, and others picked it up, indicating their willingness to cooperate both in the moment and in the future, when the group would have to hunt...
  • Russian Boxer Valuev Number One WBA Heavyweight

    05/27/2005 1:52:24 PM PDT · by lizol · 76 replies · 7,686+ views
    Moscow News ^ | 27.05.2005
    Russian Boxer Valuev Number One WBA Heavyweight Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev has reached the top of the WBA heavyweight rating. Earlier, Valuev, Russia’s largest boxer at 151 kilograms and a height of 215 centimeters, occupied the third place in the list. Valuev will thus fight the current WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz as the latter he defends his title. The Russian’s manager, Wilfried Sauerland, was quoted by RTR-Sport television channel as saying he will take all measures to make the match between Valuev and Ruiz take place this year. Valuev has so far won 43 matches and lost none. In...
  • Science finds caveman past of postnatal depression

    05/07/2005 9:47:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies · 541+ views ^ | April 24, 2005 | Richard Gray
    POSTNATAL depression, which brings untold anguish to thousands of homes every year, may be a relic from the days when humans lived in caves, scientists have discovered. Researchers at Edinburgh University believe hormonal imbalances responsible for the devastating condition may have been responsible for increasing aggression in new mothers. Dr Simone Meddle, a lecturer in veterinary science, claims that in prehistoric times the change in behaviour would help to prepare mothers for protecting their young from predators. But as human life has become safer, these strong maternal instincts have become redundant. Instead, she says, the hormones may be building up...
  • Stone age porn

    04/04/2005 5:23:48 AM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 8,532+ views
    ananova ^ | 4/3/05 | staff
    Archaeologists in Germany have found what could be the oldest pornographic scene in the world. They have unearthed what they believe to be the 7,200-year-old figurines of a couple having sex, reports the Guardian. The find, at an archaeological dig in Leipzig, shatters the belief that sex was a taboo subject in the stone age era. First, Harald Stäuble of the Archaeological Institute of Saxony, discovered the 8cm lower half of a man, which he named Adonis von Zschernitz. One month later, Dr Stäuble found what could be the matching female figurine. Dr Stäuble said: "Adonis is bent forward and...
  • Hobit Dwarf Caveman

    03/04/2005 4:42:55 AM PST · by discipler · 30 replies · 1,279+ views
    Professor Richard Roberts points to an artist impression of a hobbit-like dwarf, the astonishing discovery that could rewrite the history of human evolution, in Sydney, Australia, Oct. 28, 2004. A 3-foot-tall adult female skeleton found in a cave on a remote Indonesian island is believed 18,000 years old and smashes the long-cherished scientific belief that our species, Homo sapiens, systematically crowded out other upright-walking human cousins beginning 160,000 years ago.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)Wow! Using powerful scanning devices look at what the artist was able to illustrate! Look how wise and thoughtful the little fella appears! Wow, wow, and triple wow: impressive...
  • Caveman Diet to Stay Healthy

    03/02/2005 9:44:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 2,400+ views
    AJCN ^ | February 2005
    Diet-related chronic diseases represent the single largest cause of death and sickness in the United States and most Western countries. Yet while these diseases are epidemic in contemporary Westernized populations and typically afflict two-thirds of the adult population, they are rare or nonexistent in hunter-gatherers and other less Westernized cultures.Why? There is an increasing awareness that the profound environmental changes, such as diet and other lifestyle conditions that began with the introduction of agriculture and animal husbandry (the care and breeding of domestic animals), occurred too recently for the human genome to adapt to.Thus, universal characteristics of preagricultural human diets...
  • Couple Loses Hundreds Of Pounds On Atkins Diet

    11/04/2003 9:00:21 AM PST · by wheelgunguru · 309 replies · 563+ views
    wlky ^ | 11-04-03
    Embarrassment, Health Issues Prompted Dieting Many people have struggled to drop a few pounds, but what happens when you need to lose several hundred pounds? Several years ago, Steve and Melissa Horstman of Boone County, Ky., decided that they didn't want to live with their weight problems anymore, and they used the emotional pain over being overweight to reach their goals. Melissa and Steve met on the Internet several years ago and soon learned of their common bond: obesity. "When you weigh 150 pounds over, you don't go out and socialize," Melissa said. The couple met, dated and married, but...
  • Caption This (don't ask)

    05/29/2003 5:38:15 PM PDT · by Alouette · 49 replies · 403+ views
    Yahoo ^ | May 29, 2003
    Thu May 29, 4:57 PM ET Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson insists he never sexually assaulted the woman he was jailed for raping in 1991, but talking about her makes him so angry he wants to rape her now. In a Fox News interview to be broadcast May 29, 2003, Tyson calls former beauty queen Desiree Washington 'a lying, monstrous young lady' and says, 'I just hate her guts.' Tyson is shown at a news conference at the Grand Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, in this February 20, 2003 file photo. Photo by Peter Jones/Reuters
  • Tanzania, Ethiopia origin for humans

    04/03/2003 4:25:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 614+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4-3-2003 | By Paul Rincon
    New DNA evidence suggests "African Eve", the 150,000-year-old female ancestor of every person on Earth, may have lived in Tanzania or Ethiopia. A genetic study has shown that the oldest known human DNA lineages are those of East Africans. The most ancient populations include the Sandawe, Burunge, Gorowaa and Datog people who live in Tanzania. Researchers found a very high amount of genetic variation, or diversity, between the mitochondrial DNA of different individuals in these populations. Mitochondrial DNA is passed down exclusively through the maternal line. The longer a population has existed, the more variation accumulates in its DNA...