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14 Interesting Facts About Humans

Here are 14 Interesting Facts About Humans.

The 3.6 million year old Laetoli footprints, one of the most important finds concerning Human evolution and evidence of upright bipedal walking, was discovered by paleoanthropologist, Andrew Hill, when he dove into the ground during the middle of an elephant dung fight with a colleague of his.

There has been a reported case of human-to-human transmission of cancer, when a surgeon cut his hand while resecting a tumor and seeded the patient’s cancer cells on his hand.

The human eye is sensitive enough to spot a candle flame up to 30miles (48 km) away assuming you are standing on a flat earth and are in complete darkness.

In some countries such as Mexico, Germany and Austria Prison escape is not punishable by law, if the escaper doesn’t break any other laws due to the fact that it is a human instinct to be free.

Groups of human beings, left free to each regulate themselves, tend to produce spontaneous order, rather than meaningless chaos.

Yawning is not only contagious to humans, but dogs as well. “Catching” someone’s yawn may be tied to feelings of empathy, which suggests that dogs may be able to empathize with their human companions.

Human bodies would be unharmed in the vacuum of space for a short period of time. You would survive long enough to suffocate, and would not explode.

Despite Charles Darwin’s theories were abused for racism, Darwin himself always considered all modern humans to belong to one species.

Violence has steadily declined over the course of human history, and we are currently in the midst of the most peaceful era yet.

There’s an intellectual and cultural movement called transhumanism (H+), which advocates using technology to eliminate ageing and increase human abilities to the point that we become ‘post-human’.

There exists a song composed solely for stress testing auto-pianos, and is not remotely playable by humans. This song is called Circus Galop.

Human females are the only mammals that have permanently swollen breasts after they reach maturity. Other animals only have them when nursing.

There are currently more than 27 million slaves in the world, more than any time in human history.

Due to the decline in fertility that tends to accompany wealth, human population is expected to stabilize at near 9 billion by 2050.


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