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12 Interesting Facts About Neanderthals

In 2010, the Max Planck Institute successfully sequenced the Neanderthal genome, and the hominid species has been grabbing headlines ever since. The Neanderthals were our evolutionary brothers, so it's no wonder that their mysterious tale has captured public imagination. Even so, they've earned a reputation for being dumb, sluggish brutes- a stereotype that's way off! Jump in if you want to know what the Neanderthals were really like, and prepare to have your hominid brain blown.

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