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Friday, November 25, 2005

Human faces are getting smaller

[Media: Article]

This is pretty interesting, apparently every 1000 years the human face shrinks about %2 or so. I wonder if other body parts are changing as well. It also seems that we are gradually loosing teeth as well.

THE human face is shrinking. Research into people’s appearance over the past 10,000 years has found that our ancestors’ heads and faces were up to 30% larger than now.

Many men then would have had the shape of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s head while women might have looked more like Camilla [the Duchess of Cornwall]. By contrast, Tony Blair and George Bush are good examples of the more delicate modern form.

Ah, it's all starting to make sense now. All those Cromagnum jokes about Arnold were actually true.

Link (via Boing Boing)