Humans Were Born to Run, Scientists Say

“LONDON (Reuters) – Humans were born to run and evolved from ape-like creatures into the way they look today probably because of the need to cover long distances and compete for food, scientists said on Wednesday. ”

Pretty interesting stuff

“But the development of physical features that enabled humans to run entailed a trade-off — the loss of traits that were useful for climbing trees.”

That is ok with me, it is hard to get a recliner and a big screen TV into the tree.

“Among the features that set humans apart from apes to make them good runners are longer legs to take longer strides, shorter forearms to enable the upper body to counterbalance the lower half during running and larger disks which allow for better shock absorption.

Big buttocks are also important. ”

Old Jack is especially pleased to see this as I have a butt that was built for boxing out my opponents in the key. Ask Charles Barkley about the advantages this offers.

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  1. Jack's Shack November 18, 2004 at 3:32 pm

    I should have thought of that one. New rule, you can’t be funnier or more clever than I am on my blog.

  2. Bronco Buddha November 18, 2004 at 2:07 pm

    Didn’t we already know this thanks to Bruce Springsteen?

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