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Date: 02/19/08 12:45 AM

134 Responses to The Family That Walks On All Fours

  1. Profile photo of sunflowergir
    sunflowergir Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2008 at 11:29 pm
    Link: The Family That Walks On All Fours - Evolutionary throwback: watch these people walk on all fours--are they a present-day version of our ancestors?
  2. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:48 am
    thats kinda sad and kinda funny and very creepy
  3. Profile photo of love_lover
    love_lover Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:49 am
    oh wow...
  4. Profile photo of wowibrandon
    wowibrandon Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:50 am
    this is what happens when ur mom and dad are also ur aunt and uncle
  5. Profile photo of EvilM
    EvilM Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:50 am
    wow...
    That`s really quite sad actually.
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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:51 am
    Why is it sad, funny OR creepy? huh? They`re not any different than us (I stopped halfway through, so if it said that they have something like mental retardation, stop me). So what if they walk on their hands, they`re still humans.
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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:53 am
    Walking like that doesn`t hurt them(unless it does... Again I didn`t watch the whole thing). The only sad thing here is the fact that they are outcast.
  8. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:53 am
    Not exactly an "evolutionary throwback", if it was, thier Spins would attach to th back of thier skulls, not the bottom.
  9. Profile photo of silv134
    silv134 Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:55 am
    wonder if they sniff each others butts when they meet? I mean I do and I walk on my feet, so you think they might also, or not. Im sleepy I think
  10. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:56 am
    Ok, I see no obvious physiological reason they can`t walk upright. They have legs that bend at the knees to move and feet to keep them stable. Just because they never learned to do it, doesn`t mean it`s genetic.

    I can walk just like they do, so study me too now?

  11. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:03 am
    Urgh, It`s not Backwards evolution, We came to adapt to Walk upright because of the receading Forests, blah blah blah, Go take an intro Athropology Class.

    If you do cass studies of Feral Children, They never learn`t to speak, When taken out of thier Feral environment and we try to teach them, They can`t learn Speach.

    Why?

    Because there is a timeFrame for this.

    They probally never learn`t to walk uporight as children due to how they where raised, The look on that Chaps face makes me think Mental Disability is a part of it. (heh)

  12. Profile photo of avidfilipino
    avidfilipino Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:04 am
    Let`s just hope they stop breeding. . .
  13. Profile photo of powpowking
    powpowking Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:07 am
    dude...why don`t they just teach them to walk on two legs......im beginning to think that the scientific community is the one doing the "backward-evolution"....
  14. Profile photo of DrkAng3LxNat
    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:09 am
    i want to see the rest of that >_<
  15. Profile photo of DrkAng3LxNat
    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:10 am
    and @powerpowerking, it does show them giving them walkers and trying to teach them to walk on two legs in the video, if you missed it
  16. Profile photo of DrkAng3LxNat
    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:10 am
    ^powpowking* damit.
  17. Profile photo of Oshidutako
    Oshidutako Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:11 am
    Bullsh*t. They could still stand O.o
  18. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:12 am
    "They probally never learn`t to walk uporight as children due to how they where raised,"

    Wow Koala, this sentence alone makes me believe in "backwards" evolution.
    "Probally," "learn`t," "uporight" "where (instead of "were")," and a comma at the end? I think that`s how they wrote a couple centuries ago, when over 80% of Americans were illeterate.

  19. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:13 am
    You can`t teach them probably for the same reason you Can`t teach Feral Children Language.

    There is a certain window for it.

  20. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:17 am
    learn`t - Valid. King`s English / British English, like "colour" and "compleat"

    uporight - You must be a moron to think thats anything else but a type o

    Probally - My bad, Spelt Probably, I havn`t done that same mistake anywhere else.

  21. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:18 am
    I write in a different Dialect then you, Not everyone in the World Writes in American English.
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    843 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:30 am
    I used to walk an all fours when I was young. Did that count?
  23. Profile photo of witchawitcha
    witchawitcha Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:31 am
    i bet they could use a backrub lol...
  24. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:31 am
    Uh, I learned English (as in how it`s spoken in England) before I moved to the U.S. We were using textbooks printed there, and I didstinctly remember that "learned" was spelled exactly like that.

    If there`s a dialect that uses a variety of that word, it does not make it commonly acceptable. Either way, your capitalization and commas make me cry.

    It`s not a personal attack by any means, but what I`ve learned is that lack of proper punctuation and spelling takes away from credibility of any statement.

  25. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:34 am
    Also, since you bothered to reply and defend your grammar, I should mention that "then" establishes time relevancy, whereas "than" establishes a relevancy between two objects. (As commonly accepted in English language)
  26. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:37 am
    If this was not a personal Attack, You would have PMed me.

    e.e. cummings never capitalized.

    I blame my random Capitalization on my Synesthisia (I see Smells as colours and shapes) (And sometimes music) I`m very visual and like the appeal certain words have while capitalised. Call it OCD or what not. That, and to emphesize certain words.

    King`s English last update was in the 1930ies. The textbooks are still used today.

  27. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:43 am
    Thank you for your lesson in Grammar.
    Dr. Livingston I presume?
    You have imparted me with your great knowledge of the world and have made me a bigger person because of it. You truelly have shown yourself to have the biggest Penis. Let me now retreat to seclusion, never to see the light of day again.

    You understood me, Everyone else did, I`m not writting an essay or my Ph.D (yet), Pointing out Grammar over the internet is nothing but a pissing contest and makes you look like an azz, not a hero. Vergins won`t spread thier legs to you because of it.

  28. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:49 am
    Wow. 0_0 I`m a jerk.

    Good thing it doesn`t phase me.

  29. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:53 am
    Emphesize?!
    Didstinctly?!

    ....and you`re arguing about who has the the worse grammar/spelling?

    (And it`s Dr. Livingstone).

  30. Profile photo of Ktipr
    Ktipr Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:54 am
    wow, that`s kinda weird, look at how they tilt their face down, and always look "upwards" even when they`re sitting down.
  31. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:59 am
    Anyway who cares about grammer and bloody spelling !
  32. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:05 am
    Didstincly, type o. How daft are you? Serisouly, How fu¢king daft can you be not to recognise this?

    Emphasize, fu¢king valid.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/emphasi...

    And I have nothing to hear form you Baal, it was pretty much proven you`re a compleat and total fool in your "Athiest pedophellia" thread. now grow some balls and stop jumping on the bandwagon.

    Thats twice you`ve done it, First with your pedophile thread, now with this.

  33. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:13 am
    As for Dr. Livingstone, yes, I did not type an E, I, of course, Will say it`s a type o. Which it was.

    But, You don`t even know who the man is, or why "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Is soo iconic.
    The very least you can do is Wiki it to see that "He is the subject of a meeting with H. M. Stanley"

    But Why?

    Click on the link, read up, then comeback, I don`t want to waste my time with you more then I have to.

  34. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:19 am
    And listen to the 12 year old Girl, innocent and filled with hope for the world.

    Kid, Thank you.

    Here`s the thing about pointing out other people`s Spelling and grammar, it`s *always* a personal attack, unless you point out every fault everyone makes.

    At which point you will be stonned.

    You can`t claim it`s to help someone, it`s to help you look superior then others. Unfortunately, you`ll *always* come out as an azz.

    Now if you look at something like Saturnia Says During religious Debates, Thats actually helpfull as she comes up with new things to say which forces me to find Good points to respond to her, and vice versa, we both come out the wise.
    Ty Saturnia.

  35. Profile photo of PandaLoMein
    PandaLoMein Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:20 am
    Hahaha . . .

    Grammar lessons, rambling and retorts involving the suspected size of the lesson-giver`s genitalia. Good times. Good times. Reminds me of Thanksgiving dinner at my house.

    About the post: Why would this be a throwback thing? That`s obviously an angle used to sensationalize this story. There`s nothing really funny about this either, or creepy. It just looks like a group of people with some kind of physical or neurological disorder to me, nothing THAT special.

  36. Profile photo of laMigra77
    laMigra77 Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:31 am
    Grammar lessons from an immigrant and a Quebecker, just what we need. A conversation that no one can understand... or care about.

    Oh yeah, about the post... now I forgot, having been stupified from reading senseless rants.

  37. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:35 am
    Nah. It`s not evolution. Even if it were a genetic problem (and I don`t think it is) then it`s

    a) a bad mutation
    b) stuff is being LOST, not GAINED from the genetic code, so it`s DEvolution.

    So it doesn`t matter.

  38. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:36 am
    I am From Quebec, But in no way am I a Quebecker.
    No fu¢king way.
    No way do I resemble, speak, think or mingle in the slightest with those Hicks. Nore did I attend the same Schools.

    Also, in no way did I give out any Grammar lesson. All I did was point out Where I was right and wrong.

  39. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:37 am
    "No way to I resemble"?
    I do believe that you most ambutiously meant to eliquently utter the futhem word do not thoust said thy ith... Yeah i`m bored of talking like an arse (opposed to ass, the way backwards americans spell it)

    Spelling dosen`t mater and ju`s to piss off evrey grammer nazzi i writed this sentence just for them!

  40. Profile photo of simcon
    simcon Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:42 am
    THIS IS NOT AN EVOLUTIONARY THOUGHBACK:

    I didn`t watch this video as i have seen it before and saw the whole thing. In civilization today we encourage babies to stand up straight and walk on two legs, this family did not do this and so they walk on all fours. I forgot the rest of it but thats the jist of it.

  41. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 2:49 am
    (not at Ruswut) (and um, it says "do" ?)

    Yeah, I am pretty imposing on these forums.
    You can`t find anything about me to pick on, Seeing as i`m practically perfect, So, Go for the spelling, hours of fun nitpicking like a duche that you are!

    Go find something else to do.
    Serisouly.
    Hookers, anything.

  42. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 3:07 am
    i.. cant believe i actually read that whole argument.

    ive just wasted a small portion of my brain that i will never get back.

  43. Profile photo of Dagnarus
    Dagnarus Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 3:18 am
    Lol Koala. I`m british and I would think you were dim if you spelt learnt as learn`t
  44. Profile photo of Dagnarus
    Dagnarus Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 3:20 am
    no offence, and yeah i`m a bit slow to pick up that the conversation has ended. sorry!
  45. Profile photo of cargasm
    cargasm Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 3:51 am
    HAHAHA online arguments crack me up especialy over somthins as retarded as grammer.. who gives a drat its the internet people dont spend time proofreading and reviseing everything they type they just do t quick and move on.. HAHAHA
    and ya its creepy they way the keep their head down and look up with their eyes with the retarded/evil look even when they are just sitting
  46. Profile photo of thanatos16
    thanatos16 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 4:07 am
    i love these kinds of programs :)
  47. Profile photo of winterpants
    winterpants Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2008 at 4:47 am
    how do they go toilet?
  48. Profile photo of i-am-horny
    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 5:16 am
    ...?
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    MochaLatte25 Female 70 & Over
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    February 19, 2008 at 5:29 am
    This video bothered me. They were made out to be creatures for scrutinizing, as opposed to people with a different lifestyle. Sure it`s bizarre, but I wish the video would have shown them talking instead of wandering around a beach like lost puppies.
  50. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 6:01 am
    a fitting quote:"Arguing over the internet is like the special olympics,you might win,but your still a retard."
  51. Profile photo of PandaLoMein
    PandaLoMein Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 6:24 am
    Yes. I agree.

    I think we can all agree, Atheist and Christian= KoalaMeatPie believes she`s perfect.

  52. Profile photo of Cheese84o6
    Cheese84o6 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 6:32 am
    Thats why she is so arrogant! She considers herself better then the very people she resides with!

    Those who live for themselves find little purpose, and die by them selves. No worries! Always time for change, even if it takes losing everything.

  53. Profile photo of Saturnia107
    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 7:01 am
    LOL @ PanaLoMein

    Anyway, I wish the stupid clip was of part of the actual show, not the intro. It`s hard to judge from the intro alone if it`s just a learning problem or a genetic problem.

  54. Profile photo of Saturnia107
    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 7:01 am
    *PandaLoMein
  55. Profile photo of rictorcreed
    rictorcreed Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 7:13 am
    it`s not a backward evolution, it`s the result of inbreeding. In the whole Nova presentation they researchers find out that the father and mother are first cousins. They then state that it is because of the inbreeding that they do not walk upright.
  56. Profile photo of rictorcreed
    rictorcreed Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 7:28 am
    and the kids who walked on all fours were part of something like 12 children or something such as that, don`t remember completely as I saw this movie some time ago. It is a very interesting story and if you plan on doing anything with motor development or movement skill for a job it`s definitely worth a view.
  57. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 7:52 am
    Erm, Koala, I know Emphasize is valid.
    So are lots of words you didn`t say.

    Emphesize, however. What you said. Is not.

    With an E.

    EmphEsize. EmphAsis added for clarity.

    Silly bAtch.

    Wow, Atheists can`t take a joke.

  58. Profile photo of mikallang
    mikallang Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 8:03 am
    ok. i don`t post that often anymore because a lot of what some of you people (i.e. Baalthazaq, TEHrussian)post will lead me into a huge argument that i will most certainly win. for example, Ballthazaq mentioned something about the muhammad pictures and how they should be taken down. i`ll start with a frill free "no", and we could go from there, but i`d rather say, "i dont care about your beliefs and i DO want to see pictures of muhammad...so, nyaaaa. as for attacking someone because of grammar, its foolish. hmmm..who does foolish things? AH! fools.... why not try to base a conversation on whats being said rather than how its being said. ya goofy goober :)
  59. Profile photo of mikallang
    mikallang Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 8:07 am
    she,koala, made some extremely valid points, but you tards would rather focus on her grammar? fail.
  60. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 8:33 am
    Actually, if you want to quote me exactly, I said I didn`t want them taken down.... so I guess that ends that conversation?

    Anything else I didn`t say that you`ve taken offense to?

    Monday, February 18, 2008 9:09:16 AM
    "1) Read the bit where I say I don`t mind Wiki having the pictures."

    Monday, February 18, 2008 3:23:22 AM
    Incidentally, I totally support Wikipedia keeping the pictures up in this case.

    P.S. Actually click the link, and think about it for a few seconds.

    P.P.S. Koala is a HE with a female pic.

    P.P.P.S. I wasn`t saying "Omg bad grammar you fail". I was pointing out that both made grammar/spelling mistakes WHILE complaining about the other. That I thought was pretty funny.

    P.P.P.P.S. They`re called goddamn typos. Mistakes while typing, not a type of something.

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    Novem006 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 9:14 am
    lol wow, the comments make me feel like im in english class back in highschool... i thought i moved past that.......
  62. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 9:16 am
    Interesting.
  63. Profile photo of shelerella
    shelerella Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 9:22 am
    My daughter walks like that all the time... Of course she likes to pretend she`s the family dog so it`s not really the same thing...
  64. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 9:40 am
    There is no such thing as backwards evolution. If anyone things there is such a thing as backwards evolution, then you really don`t know what evolution is.

    It`s not teleological.

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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 10:10 am
    Baal, you are not funny; you are an ignoramus, and a flame-baiter.
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    kezerb Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2008 at 10:15 am
    yew lotz is pafetic arguinf bout gammer
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    Apple_18 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 10:44 am
    How much could theyre lives change? They walk on all fours and live in a remote part of Turkey...I mean, are they going to go on tour? Are we going to see posters up saying Come see the Amazing Family of Four-Walkers!

    Oh boy

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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2008 at 11:09 am
    Stand up and quit being attention whores!
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    m0527j3 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 11:11 am
    I`ve watched a show about them. Very interesting. But it`s some sort of genetic thing.

    BTW: I can`t change my picture or profile for some reason. It won`t save. Does anyone know how to fix that?

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    SwyvedLegacy Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 11:42 am
    "My back and neck hurt all the time."
    "mine too!"
    "I wonder why?"
    "Ow, I stubbed my finger on the stairs!"
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    shamille Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 11:43 am
    kmp is rightttt
  72. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm
    Wow, never thought the whole thing would get that worked over. Originally, I just commented that bad grammar is a sign of a throwback in evolution.

    Looking back in the past, for pretty much the entire written history knowledge meant power. Those that knew more, could read or write properly, express themselves eloquently, held a higher social status and were able to accumulate more wealth.

    All I`m saying is: it`s worth the extra 3-5 seconds to puncuate and 1 minute to look up spelling if you are not sure (Hey, at least you learned something!). Think about it this way - how would you feel about reading a textbook that had at least one typo in every sentence?

    PS: mikallang, you`d have a hard time drawing me into an argument. Anyone who is certain that they will win an argument before knowing any particulars is not worth arguing with.

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    lololeela Female 30-39
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    SPrinkZ, thank you for finally mentioning that. Too many people don`t understand how evolution works. Coincidentally, they are usually the same people who say they don`t believe in it.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    KoalaMeatPie
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:49:31 AM
    (not at Ruswut) (and um, it says "do" ?)

    That`s weird as i read it as to and copy and pasted it into the reply box rather than typing it @.@

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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    And on a side point i`ve only really been scanning posts here but it`s evident that TeHrussian seems to find it necessary to correct gramma and act like a pomus arse and talk about crap like how spelling is related to how many chromosones you have and i know you probably didn`t use those words, but hey i can`t spell to save my life, but the next time you want to moand about it why not proving YOUR worth in the gene pool by say... Using the Hartee-Fock equation to find more accurate constants in the wave equation of butane and calculating the electrons associated with each atom and probability of free radical attack.
    Some people just can`t be bothered to go back over and correct all the punctuation, like me! Perhaps the problem isn`t with how we chose to type but with your own ability to read and use logic to work out what we probably meant?
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    FrcknA Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    Ok guys, ill give you 50 cents each if you look like a monkey in front of the camera. comon don`t be shy
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    TehRussian, you are awesome.

    That is all. =D

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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    KoalaMeatPie. You`re just an idiot.

    Learn`t? Hahaha!

    *wipes tear from eye*

    And as far as the video, I watched it with my father once. Good times, good times. Nova rocked!

  79. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    Wow, Ruswut, really? Look over anything and everything I said and point to where I even implied that I have trouble understanding the poor grammar and constant misspellings!
    My disappointment is with the fact that people can`t be bothered present their thoughts in an proper fashion.
    Also, as much as I can appreciate a chemistry problem that is completely irrelevant to subject at hand, I will not even humor that with a reply. Want to know why? There is no "Hartee-Fock" equation. There is a Hartree-Fock though. Of course, now even if you were the top expert on the subject matter, I would doubt everything you say as you cannot even properly name an equation.

    Thank you for proving my point with an appropriate example!

    PS: I don`t go back and proofread even for term papers. I believe that just like anything else, self-monitoring is a habit. If you pay attention and do it right the first time, you don`t have to go back and double check.

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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    "It`s not a personal attack by any means, but what I`ve learned is that lack of proper punctuation and spelling takes away from credibility of any statement."

    As a Grammarian, I`d have to say that I like you TeHrussian.

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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    I was just going to come in here and make a pleasant comment about the video but now I can`t do that because of the random and unnecessary grammar debate in a forum where we can`t fix any posts.
  82. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    "Vergins won`t spread thier legs to you because of it."
    What are "vergins"?

    "Anyway who cares about grammer and bloody spelling!"
    What is "grammer"?

    "Arguing over the internet is like the special olympics,you might win,but your still a retard."
    My a retard? What of mine is a retard?

    "...but it`s evident that TeHrussian seems to find it necessary to correct gramma..."
    What`s "gramma"?

    ^ shadow50001, oh wah wah. Go cry a river.

  83. Profile photo of ranon
    ranon Male 18-29
    295 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    I think it`s a spinal defect that forces these fellows to bend over to such an extent that walking on their hands becomes necessary
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    makes the rapers` job a lot easier.
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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
    2196 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    wow a lot of these posts are grammar related...
    anyway i dont think that is such a bid deal
  86. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    meh... do they have to bother these people? i don`t see much genetic. why does everyone blame problems in their genes? why can`t humans seem to just admit a fault or two...
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    astridhaze Female 18-29
    738 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    interesting- I would actually like to watch the rest of it.
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    :(
  89. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    Well look at you Mr. google the name because you don`t have a clue what it means. And it`s funny you`ll doubt what I know about it when me spelling it wrong is probably more a sign that i`ve commited it to memory, even if it is one letter wrong it`s the application of it thats important not naming it.
    I guess you don`t have the money to splash out on Spartan to do all the calculations for you though, so how about you give me a simple expression of the rotational constant in joules?
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    lieunym Female 18-29
    458 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    PFFT.
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    Monsdurr Male 13-17
    741 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    EvilM
    How does a furry think that people going backwards in evolution is sad?
    Hypocrite.
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    imnotfamous Male 13-17
    68 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    lol i think this should`ve been the forums instead of a discussion of a family walking on all fours.

    what an intriguing and thought-provoking argument.

  93. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    Ruswut, you clearly let this one get away from you. You completely ignore that you`re absolutely irrelevant in talking about scientific formulas. Can`t blame you too much for not knowing how to compose an argument.

    Here`s your proposal: "but the next time you want to moand about it why not proving YOUR worth in the gene pool by say... "

    Does it necessarily follow that to be worthy to procreate we must all be chemistry majors? Sorry, but that argument fails because there is a need for diversity of occupations and fields of study.

    I can just as easily ask you to perform a present-value investment analysis of an annuity or to identify what belongs on an income statement and how it is derived from the balance sheet. See what I did there? Added more irrelevant stuff.

    Communication, written and oral, is a common skill that people share. Feel free to keep hiding behind what you (may) know. I can see this is going nowhere.
    The End.

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    MarthFador Female 18-29
    1004 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    The site should give us the ability to edit our own posts. It`ll be alot easier.
    Also, I like to point out that being a Grammar Nazi is different than being a complete ass. Simply pointing out a misspelling politely is one thing, picking apart every post typo by typo is another. We`re all human beings, we all deserve a bit of respect.
    Which brings me to this video....Wow, they walk on all fours! Like nobody else has when they were children....? I say leave the poor people alone, they probably have enough to deal with than cameras all up in their faces....
  95. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    Not even going to dignify your post by fully reading it. I was merely trying to make an example of your total ignorance in an area that you probably devote little time to, as I and many others do towards english.
    Oh and about the balance sheet crap I did a module in accounting and economics, was the biggest waste of time ever, got a 2:1 with out hardly trying and a first on the coursework, if that`s your chose profession then perhaps you should continue to hide behind your words.

    P.S I don`t hate Grammar Nazis, just the ones who act like TeHtussian whos name is in itself a hypocracy to his attitude towards grammar.

    The End (Or at least with the probability of being the end equal to that of the cat being alive )

  96. Profile photo of Heatherrrz
    Heatherrrz Female 30-39
    1 post
    February 19, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    The woman who documented the family wrote about her experiences here
  97. Profile photo of bagofpeanuts
    bagofpeanuts Female 13-17
    156 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 4:13 pm
    Well, at least they aren`t naked. I`m sure that counts them as human beings.
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    i agree wiht you tehrussian im from and this issue also comes out in youre which for some weird reason is sometimes spelled your which i dont get

    damn americans.

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    Clarkie_3 Female 13-17
    198 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    lol my cousin just told me about this, and then here it is!
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    coolcrazyguy Male 18-29
    161 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 4:35 pm
    FOR drat SAKES LET`S GET BACK TO THE dratING TOPIC!!! this is the same old i-am-bored full of stupid morons who fill up the drating comment section with bullpoo!!! so someone mis-spelled a few words and capitalized certain words.... SO dratING WHAT!!! and then there`s peeople who repeat the same thing OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!! well, if one person says it, then everyone else doesn`t have to repeat it.
    NOW LET`S GET BACK TO THE dratING SHOW!!!
    oh look people who walk on their hands and feet. i wonder how they have sex, piss, poo, etc.
  101. Profile photo of turkeyman
    turkeyman Male 13-17
    379 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    wow i cant beleive how dumb SCIENTISTS CAN BE. this is bull$hit. if they ACTUALLY walked upright all there lives there upper body strengh would nearly equal there buttom but yet it looks like a standered human witch shows there just making themselves look like idiots. how am i the only one thinking this.
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    deadskull35 Male 18-29
    105 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 5:26 pm
    ...i can see it now, a gay black midget coming from behind and going at it :D!
  103. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
    920 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    I didn`t watch the whole thing....but I`m a terrible person..the one woman started walking faster and i thought "oooh shes running" eek. i`m going to hell.

    also whats with the ocean in the background? Did they think it would distract from the people??

  104. Profile photo of kaytsu
    kaytsu Female 18-29
    4 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    I want to see the rest of the video now about he family. Looking on another website it says that a MRI suggested that the people have a form of Cerebral Ataxia (which affects balance). The other 14 kids in the family all walk normal except for the 5 who walk on their hands and legs - they dont walk upright. Another point it mentioned is that if this were in the US it would have been taken to physical therapy and they would have learned properly (and the video started to show them learning) so basically its not genetic deevolution itsj ust a disability that wasnt fixed as a kid and now is gaining internation attention.
  105. Profile photo of kaytsu
    kaytsu Female 18-29
    4 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    a quote from the 2 ppl who filmed the family
    "As we finished filming last summer, the soldiers escorted us off the premises. The family walked with us to our cars to say goodbye. Unknown to Jon, their quadrupedal son Husseyin had just visited their crude lavatory, which was really just a hole in the floor. He is mentally handicapped and his hands, bless him, were smeared with his own faeces. Jon reached out to shake his hand. “Watch out!” I warned, but it was too late.

    Jon quickly realized his mistake, but didn’t flinch. Instead, and without missing a beat, he turned to the young lieutenant who had threatened us earlier and grabbed both his hands. “Thank you so much,” he said without a trace of sarcasm, continuing to shake his hands until he’d transferred most of the mess. “Thank you so much for all your help.”"
    thats hilarious :P

  106. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 5:57 pm
    The last guy to talk was absolutely right.
  107. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    creepy...
  108. Profile photo of Samson07
    Samson07 Male 18-29
    69 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    That would suck to always have to buy two pairs of shoes.
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    bigsisjune Female 13-17
    214 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 7:51 pm
    The End (Or at least with the probability of being the end equal to that of the cat being alive )

    Who is Schrodinger? Or Erwin Schrödinger`s cat paradox if you wanna be amazing. Thank you and g`night.

  110. Profile photo of Mandikins
    Mandikins Female 13-17
    147 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    Jesus motherdrating tap-dancing pot-smoking hippie ass CHRIST.

    KMP`s grammar also made me cringe. I was going to laugh quietly to myself and move on, but I read the first two pages of comments and was quite ready to stab myself repeatedly in the vagina with a blunt drating knife.

    I love grammar. But it`s the internet. Both sides are going to be pigheaded jackasses and end up looking like total tools. Give the drat up.

    On topic.

    I would have loved to see more of this video... Maybe with them acting like, oh, I dunno... People?

  111. Profile photo of RandomEgg
    RandomEgg Male 13-17
    307 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    God, Leave the people be you MoFo`s on Nova! DAMN YOU PBS FOR INTRUDING ON MA PEEPS BIDNESS! RAWR!
  112. Profile photo of Rayen
    Rayen Male 13-17
    69 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    I can see how it happend. One kid as a baby learned to walk by watching one of his/her pets, then began to walk like it. That person never learned how to walk upright because he was mental. Eventually, he humped this girl that was pretending to be a cat for some add by undressing and saying ``I`m your pussy``. And evetually their kids evolved to be retarded just like their father and walking like complete morons, and no one had the heart to tell them their dad was a complete retard and they had no fuggin clue what they were doing. (Completely fictional story meant to be a joke, do not approach litterally) lol.
  113. Profile photo of Mandikins
    Mandikins Female 13-17
    147 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    ^ Holy Blog, you sound like you just stepped out of Stephen King`s The Drawing of the Three. May I call you Detta?
  114. Profile photo of Rayen
    Rayen Male 13-17
    69 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    That was a very bad joke lol, sry
  115. Profile photo of whitetigeres
    whitetigeres Female 18-29
    66 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    My goodness.. does it really matter. Red5TheFinn yes the your, youre can be confusing. You`re is a conjunction of you are and your is not. Ex: Your cat is asleep on the bed. You`re going to the store? Hope that helps some.. American English is very confusing there is to, too, two and then you have the fun of affect and effect. And the list keeps going.
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    GVP Female 18-29
    507 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 8:54 pm
    Cool.
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    Mr_Patata Male 18-29
    46 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    greeks have known about this for many years, we have told everyone turks are uncivilised animals and nobody believed us
    looks like evolution decided to skip turks
  118. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 11:34 pm
    "Yes. I agree.
    I think we can all agree, Atheist and Christian= KoalaMeatPie believes she`s perfect."

    ... you`re calling me a girl? you seriously can`t just look right under my name?

    Or are you Calling me a girl?
    Last time someone called me a Girl, they where four.

    Other then that, I am practically perfect, and you are all but Mortal peons in my Carefully devised game.

    You are my play things.

    Point, You keep arguing with me, you keep trying to shut me up, when i`ve even said many, many times it`s what I want.

  119. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 11:51 pm
    The thing is, I don`t proof read, I type as fast as possible to get what I want to say out there, Now, that does not amke what I say any poorer in quality.

    Should I proof read and correct and whatnot, People will still b!tch, Why? Because thats thier nature.

    You have found one thing you can make fun of me with, Spelling, grammar, and exploit it like ... Pokémon. And call me a moron because of it.

    I actaully have the balls to say what I want to say, how I want to say it, And you all band together and make fun of my spelling. "Zomg he spelt it wrong, haha turd!" Is all I`m hearing.

    Yet I still say what I want.
    Allright.
    From now on, I`ll Proof read.
    Try calling me an idiot based on logic knowingness.
    Morons.

  120. Profile photo of PandaLoMein
    PandaLoMein Male 18-29
    189 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 12:01 am
    Dear Koalameatpie,

    Sorry about the mix up. When I first came here, I assumed that was your picture.

    I thought that telling baal about the size of his genitalia was kind of one of those ironic, girl-power things.

    Then someone pointed out that you were a man later, I was a bit disappointed.

    Sorry about that.

    I have a friend that`s a lot like you. Really smart, but gets way too intense and thinks that he must be right all the time.

    So, I`ll just do to you what I do to him when he gets like that. Humor him.

    Have a nice night.

    Your pal,


    Panda LoMein

  121. Profile photo of cool110
    cool110 Male 13-17
    49 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 2:43 am
    ripley`s believe it or not 2008 page 84-85
    a congenital brain defect has stunted their development. as a result, they found balancing on two legs difficult
  122. Profile photo of mr-batman
    mr-batman Female 18-29
    32 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 8:35 am
    They just looked like freaks really.
  123. Profile photo of horseyplay
    horseyplay Male 18-29
    98 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 8:52 am
    I bet if they slipped on a banana peel they would start spinning around like a top, get really angry, and throw barrels at me.
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    xKaleigh Female 13-17
    93 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 9:48 am
    lmfao^
  125. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 10:36 am
    It look`s like they`re forcing it... Their legs are longer then their arms like all other humans being alive today so walking on all 4 like they do must be painfull.

    I still think that the story of the Humanzee ( monkeys who walks standing up like we do ) is way more interesting then this.

  126. Profile photo of sjay2005
    sjay2005 Female 18-29
    117 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    Maybe they were just bored and thought it would be fun to walk like that. Also... why the hell would anybody take an interest in this?
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    lol wtf
  128. Profile photo of invaderzil
    invaderzil Female 18-29
    75 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    Koala - apparently you have some sort of delusion that you are an bright and educated individual - I just want to say that it disappoints me that you can`t get out a dictionary before you retaliate with long paragraphs of ridiculous argument. The more you say, the more you convince us of your ignorance. You`re feeding the fire, so if you want the onslaught to end, just shut up. It`s that simple.
  129. Profile photo of Trexa
    Trexa Female 18-29
    283 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 2:54 pm
    I watched this in biology 2 years ago.
  130. Profile photo of Siruge
    Siruge Male 13-17
    5 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    It`s not a personal attack by any means, but what I`ve learned is that lack of proper punctuation and spelling takes away from credibility of any statement.

    @Tehrussian
    It is `distinctly` not `didstinctly`
    Now all of your credibiliy is gone. Shut up.


  131. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    Now all of your credibiliy is gone.

    Think you meant credibility?

    Sorry just think it`s funny. People going around and correcting typos whilst making them, him, now you and now em.

  132. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    February 20, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    imo, cactuars are green and can shoot needles out of their heads. that refutes all other evidence.
  133. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    February 21, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    Infancy doesn`t teach you to walk on your feet. It teaches you to crawl on your knees.

    The man`s posture and "expression" is probably due to neck calcification of some kind.

    Also, I use to walk like that as a kid. Very painful over time. Their limbs must be relatively level to keep them from that strain.

  134. Profile photo of surge9000
    surge9000 Male 30-39
    8 posts
    February 21, 2008 at 11:35 pm
    Yeah, if they just couldn`t handle balance, why weren`t they walking on their knees?

    3 possibilities I 1st thought of:
    1) Theyre mentally retarded
    2) Theyre physically retarded/stunted (something wrong with the lower spine that means it can`t bend straight)
    3) They just never learnt.

    Looks like its a combination of 1) and 3) from others` (who`ve seen the whole show) comments.
    It`s an evolutionary step backward for sure, but not in genetics; rather, in PARENTING! I suspect if anyone cares to notice, we`ll see alot more of this in the future.

    Offtopic spelling rant crap: That koala guy must be mentally retarded too. The whole point of communicating (especially in public like this) is to pass a thought or idea across. If no one can understand you, whats the point? The occasional mistake is easily forgiven, and most of the time, comprehensible; humans are pretty resiliant to mistakes. Deliberately making gibberish that resembles line-noise is just attentionwhoring though.

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