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Bizarre: December 2007 Archives

missingleg.gifProbably one of the best quotes from a news story in quite a while.

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So the story is that mankind's genes have been changing at a breakneck (historically speaking) pace, and that quite a few useful adaptations have sprung forth - and at least one adaptation of dubious usefulness:
For example, Africans have new genes providing resistance to malaria. In Europeans, there is a gene that makes them better able to digest milk as adults. In Asians, there is a gene that makes ear wax more dry.
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earwiz.jpg The only advantage of drier ear wax I can come up with is that it is ultimately easier to clean off the ear buds of iPods and Bluetooth headsets. Wonder what that means?