That, for example, 50,000 years ago we were eating cantaloupe-size eggs from big birds?
Ancient Humans Ate Cantaloupe-Size Eggs from 500-Pound Birds,
by Laura Geggel, 1/29/2016
Credit: Illustrated by Peter Trusler | Monash University
Before humans arrived in Australia about 50,000 years ago, these flightless birds lived across much of the continent. But they mysteriously went extinct shortly thereafter. Now, evidence of human-scorched eggshells suggests that the new arrivals were cooking up the eggs for supper, likely putting a large dent in the birds’ reproductive success, a new study shows. Notably, the finding supports the idea that ancient people contributed to the bird’s eventual demise, the study authors said.
These weren’t your average chicken eggs. The big bird, known asGenyornis newtoni, stood 7 feet tall (2.1 meters) and weighed a whopping 500 lbs. (227 kilograms). Its eggs were also enormous (about the size of cantaloupes) and weighed about 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg).
The Evangelicals, who are they? Today is February 1, the day of the caucuses voting in Iowa. We’re told that the Republicans are chasing after Iowa’s evangelical voters, and those candidates who were not all that sure of their belief in God are now sure. Who are the Evangelicals? This little exchange tells us a lot: