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Is it possible that humans live longer 7k years ago? [duplicate]

Bible says that many people live more than 1 thousand years old. Metusaleh, for example, live like 1000 years or something. Sarah, Abraham's wife, is still hot at age 90 when she met Abimelech. So ...
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Does natural selection have less impact on modern humans?

This question is motivated by two other questions that hinged on this one but did not explicitly ask the question. Is intelligence declining due to the lack of selection pressure? Is human evolution ...
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Are specific scents sexually attractive to women or men?

The idea that certain fragrances can attract women is often used as a marketing tool to sell deodorants or perfumes for men. The same goes for women and men. They claim that if this product is used, ...
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Do fingers in water get wrinkled due to a nervous system response?

I had always thought that the fingers were getting wrinkled when I left them within the water for a long time due to swelling of the outer layers of skin but I just read in several places that it is a ...
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Can humans move their eyeballs independently of one another?

Recently I see a lot of links to Ed Macy's book "Apache" (related from Google glass articles' comments). It took me two years to learn how to "see" properly -- how to see in an Apache World. I ...
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How many days can you live without food? [duplicate]

I am a Malaysian. A few days ago, one of my country's political speakers claimed he didn't eat anything for 10 days, and he just survived by drinking water. This phenomenon really make me interested ...
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Are humans the only animals that kill for pleasure or no purpose?

“Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.” James Anthony Froude (British historian, 1818-1894) Is ...
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Are there 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body?

I have been looking into relative size/volume/surface area of the circulatory system in different species e.g. mouse & man. The only estimates that I could find all quote the same number (60,000 ...
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Are pigs man-eaters?

This BBC news article reports that a farmer was eaten by his pig: Authorities are investigating how a farmer in the US state of Oregon was devoured by his pigs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, went ...
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Does the average European adult weigh 71kg?

The Daily Mail says that the average weight of both males and females in Europe is UN 70.8kg in this article: ...
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Could an adult mind automatically adjust if a person was to wear glasses that inverted/flipped all vision?

It is known that the human eye anatomy makes it so that all images we see with our eyes are flipped upside down. Without noticing it, at an early age, the brain is adjusted to this. What I mean is ...
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Do humans share 99% of their DNA with rats?

I keep hearing this claim that a lab "rat has 99% of the DNA of a human?" Is that so? What exactly does this mean? One source for this claim seems to CNN which only says, "About 99 percent of ...
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Is the rate of Human Evolution Slowing down? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is human evolution slowing down? I know that this question already exists and have read through. Is human evolution slowing down? Mutations have to happen agreed, but ...
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Can Guy Bavli move objects with his mind?

I was watching an episode of History´s channel program Superhumans whichs is hosted by comic artist Stan Lee, so far I´ve seen a few episodes and although I have seen pretty amazing things all of them ...
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Did humans used to be a lot smaller on average? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Were people shorter in the middle ages? When talking about human evolution, I've heard several people comment that humans used to be a lot smaller, and that we can tell ...
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Was there a giant red-haired race in North America?

The other day, I saw a show on the History channel about "giant skeletons" being found in North America. It also said that, for some reason, these findings have been hidden from people, maybe due to ...
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Do taller people earn more money?

There are several articles that state that tall people make more money. According to wikipedia it is a known fact that some jobs require tall people, however I'm skeptical that on average this is ...
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Are apes our ancestors?

I've heard that apes are our ancestors (ranging from chimpanzee to bonobo to gorilla). Is this true? Can we live side-by-side with our ancestors? I always thought we used to have a common ancestor ...
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Can you “learn” to wiggle your ears?

My friend knows how to wiggle his right ear only, and I tried to wiggle my ears as well, but he told me that I can't learn it, it has to be natural. Is there any study on this, or is it actually ...