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The Male Face Has Evolved To Take Punches-And More Morning Links



Researchers studying human predecessors who lived 4-5 million years ago have found that the male face has evolved to become stronger in the parts most likely to be hit during a fight, such as the jaw and the bones around the eye, nose, and cheek areas. According to our friends over at Newser, it’s males that are most likely to get into fights, and it’s also males that are most likely to get injured. Researchers say that a broken jaw millions of years ago would probably have led to death by starvation, but over time humans have displayed less and less of what is known as “protective buttressing.” To read the full story, CLICK HERE.

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