You probably resemble your parents at least a little bit. Maybe you even look like your grandparents, or their grandparents. Go back far enough, though, and you'll struggle to find much in common with your early ancestors—especially this one. In 2016, scientists discovered what may be humans' oldest known ancestor, and it looks basically like an alien mouth the size of a grain of sand.
Say Hello To Your Great-Great-Great Ad-Infinitum Grandparent
See The Resemblance Yet?
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Apparently, This Is Human's Earliest Ancestor
Take a good, hard look deep into its...mouth.
Are We Weaker Than Our Ancestors?
Do you think you'd be able to survive in caveman times?
Why Do We Cook?
Turns out, cooking was a surprisingly crucial point in our evolution.
Key Facts In This Video
Anthropologist Richard Wrangham believes that cooking food allowed humans to transition from primitive primates to complex humans. 00:59
Around 1.8 million years ago, the first modern humans emerged, boasting larger brains and smaller jaws. 02:34
Spending less time eating would have enabled our ancestors to spend time developing art, language, and tools. 04:34
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