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Post  Post subject: Himalayan Yeti 'Mystery' Looks Even Less Mysterious, Scienti  |  Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:27 am

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Mystery solved? Not Yeti, but close.

A year ago, geneticists reported that RNA extracted from hair samples attributed to the Himalayan Yeti monster, a.k.a. "the Abominable Snowman," were actually most similar to the 40,000-year-old genetic signature of a now-extinct breed of polar bear. Originally posted on: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-sc ... ay-n324091


Now a different research team says the hairs were just as likely to come from a type of brown bear that's common in the Himalayas.


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Post  Post subject: Re: Himalayan Yeti 'Mystery' Looks Even Less Mysterious, Sci  |  Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:54 pm
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That's fascinating! If true, it's not even humanoid. I love it!

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Post  Post subject: Re: Himalayan Yeti 'Mystery' Looks Even Less Mysterious, Sci  |  Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:52 pm
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Very interesting. I always wondered if the "Yeti" might actually turn out to be an undiscovered species of bear. A large primate just never made sense, and when you think of a bear standing up to threaten someone it makes sense.

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