Tuesday's HOT MIC
If you thought your family tree was a little hinky, maybe this is the reason:
New research shows that ancient humans had sex with non human species. According to a study conducted by Omer Gokcumen, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Buffalo, ancient humans had intercourse with a "ghost species" of "proto human."
The research found that humans had sex with other members of the hominins group.
Gokcumen found "wildly different" genes in DNA of humans living in Sub-Saharan Africa. He believes these genes can be traced back to about 150,000 years ago when ancient humans were breading with this mysterious "ghost species."
OK, so it's a report from a newspaper in New Zealand, quoting another newspaper -- the not entirely reliable Sun in Great Britain.
We are just one of a number of species known as hominins. Members of this family include Neanderthals and Denisovans, which are no longer found on Earth.
“It seems that interbreeding between different early hominin species is not the exception – it’s the norm,” said Omer Gokcumen, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Buffalo.
Next time you find yourself stuck at Thanksgiving with a bunch of people you wish you weren't related to... blame the cavemen.