Killer Christmas Ham of the Day: According to its crafter, Jonas Laberg, this evil marzipan pig was originally going to be a Christmas present for two little girls aged 5 and 7, but “turned out a bit too evil-demon-pig-from-hell-y for that.” Instead, it’s now “sitting on a shelf threatening me with its existence.”
Laberg says it took 10kg of marzipan (approx. 47,000 calories) to construct this monstrosity. No word on the amount of fire that would be required to kill it.
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The scientists say that in chimps, throwing is a form of tool usage for communication and that those that do it the best don’t just have better motor skills—they also have a better capacity for communication. Think about it: Unlike humans, our closest cousins can’t talk so they chuck stuff to get each other’s attention. (It stands to reason that sometimes the only disposable throwing object would be a big handful of bodily waste.) When humans and chimps split from their common ancestor, “there was intense selection on increased motor skills associated with throwing” and along with that, the brain beginnings of a brain that would eventually be capable of speech.