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A secret of appearance of mysterious pygmies is revealed


The international group of scientists has offered a new explanation for the small growth of the pygmies living in the jungle. According to researchers, short legs and, therefore, short steps are evolutionary advantage in rainforests. It is reported in the press release on Phys.org. Initially pygmies called group of the undersized people living in equatorial forests of Africa. Later this term has begun to be used concerning tribes in Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania and other regions. Researchers assumed that small growth helps to fight against overheating and high level of humidity. However the exact reason of a dwarfism still remains unknown. According to a new hypothesis, it is more difficult for tall person to move in dense thickets of the rainforest. Researchers have developed the biomechanical model imitating the movement of people of different growth in the jungle for check of this idea. They have also made an experiment during which tall persons and pygmies went on the woods of the Western Malaysia and Bolivia. The received results have confirmed a hypothesis as pygmies overcame dense thickets quicker and quicker gathered food. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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