A leading American geneticist has made the hypothesis that the human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee.
Dr. Eugene McCarthy is a geneticist at the University of Georgia. He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates.
"What is this other animal that has all these traits?" he asks rhetorically. "The answer is Sus scrofa, the ordinary pig."
At a regional cross country championship race in Kentucky, runner Codie Thacker was given the bib number - THE number - 666. She and her coach asked officials for a different bib number, but their request was refused.
Thacker, a Whitley County High School junior, voluntarily forfeited her spot in the race, saying, "I didn't want to risk my relationship with God and try to take that number."
Although Thacker insists she was clear about her reasons, race officials denied that she gave any religious reasons for not wanting the infamous number. read more