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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:29 PM

Here is something you probably didn't know

Oldest human hair known. It was found in hyena dung, dating to between 250,000 BP- 195,000 BP.

Poor old chap! I wonder if he tasted like chicken?

https://markgelbart.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/the-american-hyena-chasmaporthetes-ossifragus/

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Reply Here is something you probably didn't know (Original post)
Quixote1818 Thursday OP
Sanity Claws Thursday #1
dalton99a Thursday #2
former9thward Thursday #3
ChoppinBroccoli Thursday #4
2naSalit Thursday #5
trackfan Friday #6
bobbieinok Friday #7
trackfan Friday #8
HAB911 Friday #9

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:32 PM

1. BP?

I know BCE and BC but don't know what BP stands for.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:38 PM

2. Before Present - where "Present" is the year 1950 AD

It's the time scale used in radiocarbon dating

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:42 PM

3. It means "Before Present".

Which also means before 1950. After 1950 nuclear weapons testing artificially altered the proportion of the carbon isotopes in the atmosphere, making radiocarbon dating after that time likely to be unreliable.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:38 PM

4. Fake News

I have it on good authority that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. It's in a book, so you KNOW it's true.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:50 PM

5. Cool!

Probably tasted like some scrawny red-meat something.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:05 AM

6. Word is, humans taste more like pork.

That's what I read anyway.

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Response to trackfan (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:35 AM

7. 'long pig'??

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:09 AM

8. I had to look that up - hadn't heard of that.

What I read is that the Aztec nobles, after the Spanish conquest of Mexico, favored pork, because it tasted like the human flesh from prisoners of war sacrificed on the pyramid.

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Response to trackfan (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:13 AM

9. We are simian pigs after all

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