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I’ve always been a fangirl of the Neanderthals — even back in the days when science said Neanderthals absolutely, positively never interbred with modern humans. I was delighted when my 23andme results came back with an unusually high percent of Neanderthal genes (no doubt where I get my psoriasis).

In a cave in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia, they’ve found a cache of Neanderthal relics — upwards of 4,000 tools. They analyzed the tools and decided the style was more in keeping with known European Neanderthal groups, 2,000 miles to the West and not so much like known Siberian groups.

So either a group of Ogs hiked it that far 60,000 years ago, or they had a network along the route they traded skills with.

Neanderthals died out maybe 30,000 years ago and history begins about 5,500 years ago. I’m not going anywhere with that, I just like to think about timelines.

Coronavirus update: there are now five confirmed cases in people who haven’t been to China, including a new one in the US (bringing the US total to 6). That’s still an astonishing low infection rate, compared to Mainland China. Fingers crossed. Oh, and having the flu jab may make you more susceptible to other respiratory viruses, including this one.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: January 30, 2020, 9:35 pm

I’m going with isolation. No friends, no family, no pets, never leave the house. I do need to get groceries before the virus reaches this area. By the time that happens, I’ll have plastic duct taped over the windows and doors, signs posted in the yard ‘do not enter’, and won’t leave the house until the food runs out or the contagion dies out.

I’ll play ‘Forge of Empires’ while I wait for the end of civilization as we now know it.

Comment from Timbotoo
Time: January 30, 2020, 9:52 pm

I think it will peter out after about a month or so as the mutations to the virus render it less potent.

Either that or we all have to practice aerobics in order to kiss our ar**es goodbye.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: January 30, 2020, 9:59 pm

Based on the quality and advancement of these ‘tools’ I can for a certainty say that Neanderthals programmed in COBOL.

Comment from BJM
Time: January 31, 2020, 1:04 am

O.T. Bloody brilliant.

Comment from Jasonius
Time: January 31, 2020, 2:03 am

BJM, outstanding.

It was a good speech but the bit that had me cheering along was the last bit where she told them to leave and take their flag with them and they cheered.

I do hope Trump really does have a sweetheart trade deal waiting for GB when they are quit of EU. I’d love to see US and GB economies surge even higher while the EU countries continue to languish in the doldrums. And we can say “come on, hop into Lake Freedom, the waters fine!”

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 31, 2020, 12:45 pm

Merry Brexit Eve!

He said they hated the system sweetie cakes – but your statement reinforces the fact that the unaccountable elites of the EU are not listening.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 31, 2020, 2:33 pm

@Skandia Recluse – I’m not sure why but your comment about “going with isolation” made an Eastwoodian image pop into my warped mind:


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