We are what we cook

August 15, 2008

Now we know why the county health police are cracking down so hard on outdoor cooking. It’s a plot to keep us stupid and controllable:

Humans are “strange” and smart animals, and according to a new study out in this month’s issue of Genome Biology, it may be because we’re such good cooks.

The authors compared apes and humans and found that the biggest, most important differences weren’t in brain size, but in metabolism.

We had huge heads, but were still making “the same very boring stone tools for almost 2 million years.” It wasn’t until we started throwing mastodon onto the BBQ that things really got rolling.

 And listen to this, carrot and radish munchers: Too much raw food can cause “very servere health problems.”

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