Friday, October 29, 2010

Dog bites man.

Apparently, Ozzy Osbourne's DNA suggests that he has an h. sap. neanderthalensis in the woodpile.

This is my shocked face.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought we all did?

Some more than others. As an amusing geneticist of my acquaintance once pithly remarked, sardonically gazing over some particulary unimpressive members ofthe human genome.

"It is clear we are all descended from apes. It is also obvious it may not be the SAME apes."

BobG said...

That does explain a few things...

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

I love the reason he gave for actually submitting his DNA.

"Given the swimming pools of booze I've guzzled over the years—not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol... there's really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive," he wrote.

"Maybe my DNA could say why."

Steve Skubinna said...

What's surprising is that his DNA apparently demonstrates that he's from this planet.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the Neanderthals will get over it. It happens in the best of families.

Gerry

mariner said...

Breeding is so simple even a cave man could do it.

Anonymous said...

Being a "Birmie", I thought he'd have a bit of Shire-Hobbit!

Ulises from CA

Ozzie said...

Hosh bluhb flob erngh hwuzza nan d'tolish?

Kristopher said...

I suspect everyone with Northern European ancestry has some Neanderthal genes.

They ain't here anymore, and judging from humanity's past procedures re strangers, the ones that weren't killed and eaten were raped and enslaved.