I saw cute little Bao Bao playing in the snow and thought

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06 Jan 2015, 6:55 pm

it must be fun to have so much fur and padding, it's possible to play in the snow without feeling cold and uncomfortable and then I wondered why can't we humans have fur and padding like pandas? It would help us all so much if we had and it would make us more appealing to each other since everyone likes a cute furry animal more than they like a human being. Without fur, we are kinda like the homeliest species on the planet...with maybe a few homelier but definitely in the top ten.



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06 Jan 2015, 7:30 pm

That's a good question. Why did we loose our fur?
Have read various theories since I studied anthropology decades ago. To me none are very convincing. Most have to do with dissapating heat through sweat becoming easier without fur.

We now know when we lost our fur-from a recent study someone did comparing the DNA of headlice with that of body lice (theyre now two different species of lice). But not really why.



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06 Jan 2015, 7:39 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
That's a good question. Why did we loose our fur?
Have read various theories since I studied anthropology decades ago. To me none are very convincing. Most have to do with dissapating heat through sweat becoming easier without fur.

We now know when we lost our fur-from a recent study someone did comparing the DNA of headlice with that of body lice (theyre now two different species of lice). But not really why.

A bit like when we went from black to white skin... brown to blue eyes.. dark to light hair..

Ever watch that program that traced our DNA all the way back to our African ancestors? It was quite cool to watch.

As for the Bao Bao... now that's a new one for my lexicon. I haven't heard that before. :)


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06 Jan 2015, 7:52 pm

Havent seen that show. Sounds good.

I assume "Bao Bao" is a baby panda?



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06 Jan 2015, 7:55 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Havent seen that show. Sounds good.

I assume "Bao Bao" is a baby panda?

..baby female panda.. according to Google


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06 Jan 2015, 8:48 pm

I thought you might have seen the footage, it's all over the internet:



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06 Jan 2015, 10:17 pm

More cuteness...than the human body can withstand!



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06 Jan 2015, 10:47 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
More cuteness...than the human body can withstand!



Hahahaha I am envious. I would like to go outside when it's cold and snowing and not have to put a coat, boots, or anything on first. Just walk out and go! Perfect!