Wednesday, August 26, 2009

homo sapiens sapiens

this is pretty awesome. via neatorama.

The Bristol Zoo has a new exhibit featuring the species homo sapiens. A quote:

After a gestation period of nine months, humans usually live in their parents’ nest for around 16 years. While the parents are out foraging for food, juveniles are looked after in large groups by other adults.

In adolescence, the offspring adopt a more nocturnal lifestyle and engage in ritualized activities of drinking fermented liquids and dancing to rhythmical sounds, which scientists believe help them to find a mate.

16 years?? Really? More like 20-30 years. :)

a short, pointless video with some sad, 'Koyaanisqatsi' type music.

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