Thursday, December 20, 2007

Whales from Deers, who woulda thunk it?

I didn't even know that the hippo was kissing cousin to the whale but apparently it's not anymore:

A group of researchers says that the closest known evolutionary cousin of whales, dolphins and porpoises is not the hippopotamus, as conventional wisdom has it, but an extinct deer-like animal roughly the size of a fox or raccoon...


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