A Family That Walks on All Fours Were Recently Studied

After an unexpected find, scientists are studying a family that mostly walks on all fours. The study was an attempt to fill gaps in the understanding of human evolution. The family in question lives in Turkey and is displaying an unprecedented trait that has caught the attention of researchers. They lead their lives by moving on both hands and feet, a behavior previously unreported in modern humans.

Humans Who Walk on All Fours

A Turkish Family That Walks On All Fours Were Recently Studied
Humans Who Walk on All Fours

This distinctive Ulas family came to the forefront during a BBC documentary titled The Family That Walks on All Fours. British scientist Professor Nicholas Humphrey, who has extensively studied this family, found that six out of their 19 children exhibit this quadrupedal tendency. Tragically, one of these six children has since passed away.

Professor Humphrey expressed his astonishment, stating he had never expected, even under the most extraordinary scientific fantasy, that modern humans could return to an animal state. He pointed out that what marked humans off from the rest of the animal world was the fact that the species walks on two legs and holds its head up high in the air, among many other traits.

While conducting research in Turkey, some scientists have suggested the possibility of devolution in this family’s case. However, Professor Humphrey has refuted this theory, considering it deeply insulting and scientifically irresponsible.

Scientists Were Bewildered

a person walking on all fours
Scientists Were Bewildered

The children in the family exhibit a shrunken cerebellum, a condition not found in typical humans. Their skeletons display characteristics more reminiscent of apes than humans, as observed by researchers from Liverpool University. Despite these similarities, the family’s method of movement differs from primates who walk on their knuckles; instead, they employ flat hands.

Professor Humphrey suggests that the lack of encouragement to stand on two feet might have contributed to the family walking on all fours. Apparently, the absence of encouragement to walk on two feet after nine months of age might have contributed to that distinctive behavior. Following the studies, the children were assigned a physiotherapist and provided with equipment designed to assist them in adopting a bipedal walking style.

Twitter Is Auctioning Off Old Items With Former Logos — & Even Selling Desk Chairs — Amid X Rebrand

X Is Selling All Items Linking the Company to Its Former Twitter Name
Twitter Is Becoming a Memory

Twitter, which is now called X, is getting rid of things related to its old name. They’re selling stuff like old logos, office furniture, and electronic gear from their headquarters. This auction is being run by a company called Heritage Global Partners in San Francisco, and there are about 584 things up for sale, including souvenirs and equipment.

Twitter Is a Distant Memory

The bidding for Twitter’s items will start at $25 and will take place from September 12th to 14th. Some interesting things they’re selling include a bright sign with the Twitter bird, a neon sign that says “@” (like in email addresses), a display with a Twitter hashtag and bird logo, a Twitter bird inside a birdcage, white statues of “@” and “#” symbols, and even some office chairs. They’re also selling some artwork from X’s office. This includes a picture of Ellen DeGeneres’ famous selfie from the Oscars in 2014 and a mosaic made of photos of tweets that pay tribute to Robin Williams.

Old Items Are Being Auctioned

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, assumed ownership of Twitter in October 2022 for $44 billion and recently unveiled the company’s rebranding as X. In a statement made on July 23rd, he revealed that “soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.” Musk further elucidated, “In the months ahead, we will integrate comprehensive communications and the capacity to manage one’s entire financial realm. The name ‘Twitter’ no longer aligns with this context, necessitating our farewell to the bird.”

Old Items Are Being Auctioned

The rebranding of Twitter to X is a logical and rather significant step for Elon Musk. The decision seems to be a very deliberate move that is supposed to highlight the new purpose of the brand and the new vision of the leadership behind it. With this act, the company gets ready to take a new role in the communication and tech landscape.