15/10/2009

We are wimps says anthropologist

Consider this:

Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun Usain Bolt in modern conditions.

Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters.

Any Neanderthal woman could have beaten Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle.

Here is some more evidence that modern men are wimps:

Roman legions completed more than one-and-a-half marathons a day carrying more than half their body weight in equipment.

Athens employed 30,000 rowers who could all exceed the achievements of modern oarsmen.

Australian aboriginals threw a hardwood spear 110 meters or more (the current world javelin record is 98.48).

Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister details these and other eye-catching claims in a book entitled “Manthropology” and provocatively sub-titled “The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male.

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