Stone Age Norse gave you the ability to digest Cow’s Milk.

It was during the time of the Nordic Stone Age that a prevalence of a gene that allowed adults of Northern European descent to digest lactose originated. This gene then spread to other cultures to become virtually universal. This was a genetic variant that was either rare or completely absent in early farmers from Central and Southern Europe. Lactase is an enzyme produced in the digestive system of infants and some (mostly European) adult humans to break down lactose. The lactase enzyme is essential in the digestion of whole milk.…

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Giants once walked the Earth and your own DNA can prove it.

There may be some truth to the old legends of giants in just about every culture in the World. The Norse (Vikings) called giants, “jötnar” pronounced “yoot-nar” (singular: jotunn or jotun). They are also known to the Norse as the þursar (singular þurs, pronounced “thurs”), which are a race of giants that live in a place the Norse call Jötunheimr. Jötunheimr literally translates from Old Norse as “Giant Home.” There was also referencing to Utgard (Old Norse Útgarðr) in Norse Mythology as being the home of giants.  There is much…

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We all love JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” but did you know Hobbits were once real?

To our common knowledge, Hobbits are a fictional, diminutive, humanoid race who inhabit the lands of Middle Earth in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fiction novel “The Hobbit.” They are also referred to as Halflings. Hobbits first appeared in the novel The Hobbit, whose titular hobbit is the protagonist, Bilbo Baggins. Nevertheless, paleoanthropolgists have discovered the existence of real ‘Hobbits’ that had once existed on Flores, Indonesia.  The bones and tools of tiny hominins were found on the island of Flores, Indonesia and it has shaken up the world of paleoanthropology. During the 1950s…

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