Climbed a tree lately? If so, you may be one of 7.7 (or more) percent of humans who have flexible feet like chimpanzees — especially suited for climbing trees.
New research shows that not everyone has rigid feet. In one new study, 400 adults walked barefoot around the Boston Museum of Science while researchers filmed their steps. The recording reveals that about 1 in 13 of the participants have feet that bend both at the ball of the foot and halfway between the heel and the ball. In most humans, ligaments span that joint between the heel and the ball and hold it rigid, according to New Scientist.
Just Hangin’ Out . . or Up
Kirby hangs out on the top side of the enclosure – about 40 foot in the air!!
(except the rain)
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Jason Rose. He told me his wifes’ family was coming in from Chicago and other areas for a family reunion. He said the family was big on community service and that they would like to come out and help in any way they could . If I would just make them a list that they would do what they could and if needed, they could bring work tools. He said they would have about 20 people.
They came and what a blessing. They trimmed bushes,weed-eated, mowed grass, did general grounds cleanup. Got flower beds ready and planted flowers that were donated, Also got outside cages ready for monkeys,when it gets warm enough to get them outside.
But, she didn’t want to come inside