Thursday, June 24, 2010

A fever for the flavor

Another interesting/amusing anthropology story: Our ancestors may have chowed down on hyenas at some point. Now for reasons mentioned near the end of the article, you'd have to be pretty hungry. Hyenas are scavengers, and not very selective ones. That could certainly effect both flavor and nutritional value. So if things got that desperate, the hyenas themselves may have been carrion. Yum.


susan said...

It's funny you should mention this since I read about it a couple of days ago myself. Another thing that gave me some amusement was when I read what an incredibly complex set of skills it takes for people to ride bicycles. My first thought was chimpanzees manage it quite well.

Ben said...

Well, never underestimate chimps. And no, I'm not going near a Bush joke.