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Saturday, 18 January 2014

'Nutcracker Man' ate tiger nuts


'Nutcracker Man' ate tiger nuts

CA strong-jawed extinct relative of humans called "Nutcracker Man" might have lived up to its name by munching on tiger nuts — that is, grass bulbs known as tiger nuts still eaten in parts of the world today, researchers say.
The extinct creature, officially called Paranthropus boisei, roamed across East Africa 1.4 million to 2.4 million years ago, living alongside the direct ancestors of humanity. It earned its nickname because of its massive jaw and huge molars.
[Full Story: 'Nutcracker Man' Ate Tiger Nuts (Not What it Sounds Like)]

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