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Top 10 Myths about Neanderthals


Have you ever been to listverse?  It has some of the most interesting topics.  Read all 10 myths here: http://listverse.com/2009/06/16/top-10-misconceptions-about-neanderthals/ The myth: Man is descended from Neanderthals In fact, Neanderthals and modern men existed side by side as two separate groups. Recent DNA studies have found that the Neanderthals are a distinct evolutionary line – a line which was ultimately a dead end as they all died out around 30,000 years ago. The extinction of Neanderthals was most likely caused by slightly lower birth rates and higher mortality rates, combined with an increasingly unstable climate.

snacking myth debunked


  Midnight Snacks The Myth: Eating at night makes you fat Secret snackers rejoice! This is a complete myth. It doesn’t matter what time of day you eat, as long as you eat only the total calories that you burn each day, you will not gain weight. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight, and if you eat more calories, you will gain. It is as simple as that. Having said that, the routine of three meals a day at the same time each day can have other benefits in life (routine is good and it helps humans work more effectively), but snacks at night are no worse than snacks in the morning or afternoon.