Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Hard Plant Tissue

 ... and our ancestors.

Let me just point out a few things:

* Most early hominids had bigger, stronger teeth and jaws than modern humans.

* Hit it really hard with a rock and most hard things become soft things.  This was probably the first scientific discovery of the hominids.

* Fire makes most hard foods softer.

* Acid does the same for some.

* And fermentation.  Although we no longer think it's a good idea to nail ducks to a wall for 2 weeks before eating them.

* It's amazing what people will eat when they get hungry enough.
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