Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Missing Link Found: And It Is Not Jimmy Kimmel

BREAKING NEWS: Scientists have found the link that has been missing that connects humans, chimps, and other apes to lower primates link lemurs.

SHOCKING NEWS: It's NOT Jimmy Kimmel!
"This is the first link to all humans," Hurum, of the Natural History Museum in Oslo, Norway, said in a statement. Ida represents "the closest thing we can get to a direct ancestor."
Ida, properly known as Darwinius masillae, has a unique anatomy. The lemur-like skeleton features primate-like characteristics, including grasping hands, opposable thumbs, clawless digits with nails, and relatively short limbs.
"This specimen looks like a really early fossil monkey that belongs to the group that includes us," said Brian Richmond, a biological anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., who was not involved in the study.
While there is a resemblance between Jimmy and the so-called "missing link," there is, sad to say, no relation.