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Fine Hands, Fists of Fury

December 19, 2012

a human hand compared with a chimpanzee hand Men whacked punching bags for a University of Utah study that suggests human hands evolved not only for the manual dexterity needed to use tools, play a violin or paint a work of art, but so they could make fists and fight. Full Story

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