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Human hands designed to punch like Rocky Balboa, say researchers

December 20, 2012

Human hands designed to punch like Rocky Balboa, say researchers

Human hands were designed to punch, say researchers.

It turns out that human hands aren’t just for using tools or playing instruments. New research, reported by the University of Utah, reveals that human hands evolved so men could make fists and fight like Rocky Balboa.

Compared with apes, humans have shorter palms and fingers and longer, stronger, flexible thumbs. These are features that scientists have long thought evolved so our ancestors could create and use tools.

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