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Kangaroos 'r us?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by I Digress, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. I Digress

    I Digress Guest


    This is a fun, quirky interesting story - and it explains some of the people I know :)
    Apparently, we used to be kangaroos.. Or kangaroo like!

    "There are a few differences, we have a few more of this, a few less of that, but they are the same genes and a lot of them are in the same order," center Director Jenny Graves told reporters in Melbourne.

    "Kangaroos are hugely informative about what we were like 150 million years ago," Graves said.
  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Monkeys I can accept, but I'm not descended from any damn kangaroo.
  3. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    This is probably why I like my beer a bit hoppy.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    That's going to confuse some pre-people:

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  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

  6. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    this was interesting:

    >>>Humans and kangaroos last shared an ancestor at least 150 million years ago, the researchers found, while mice and humans diverged from one another only 70 million years ago.<<<
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I just diverged from a wombat last week.
  8. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    The kangaroo thing does sort of explain the kind of bitch-slap fighting, when the people involved hold their elbows really close to their sides and just wave their hands around.
  9. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    how'd that go? any regrets?
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    My high school's mascot is Kangaroos.
  11. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Thankfully I'm not a Texan, I just play one at my local newspaper.

    Lake Washington (Wash.) Purple Kangaroos.
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