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Five adult siblings who can walk only on all fours have been found in Turkey, researchers say. These human quadrupeds may provide clues to how humans evolved to stand on two feet.

Discovered in a remote area of southern Turkey last summer, the family of ethnic Kurds has sparked a scientific debate, which will be covered in a BBC television documentary that is set to air on March 17 in the United Kingdom. The family's exact location and last name have not been disclosed.

Born with a genetic brain abnormality, two of the sisters and one of the brothers are thought to have only walked on all fours their entire lives. The two other siblings can walk upright for short distances.

Uner Tan is a neurophysiologist—a doctor specializing in the functions of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves—at Cukurova University in Adana, Turkey. He believes the siblings, who range in age from 18 to 34, are evolutionary throwbacks—a "missing link" to our forebears.

Meanwhile German geneticists believe the siblings' genetic abnormality may have knocked out the gene responsible for bipedalism, or two-legged walking, in humans.

tl;dr: five siblings walk on all fours, documentaries soon!



http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0308_060308_all_fours.html
#3
I'm pretty sure I was seeing something about these people years ago. Maybe on Ripley's Believe It or Not.


Edit: Article from 2006
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I swear every year we find some new incredible thing pertaining to our past in Turkey.


....even in 2006
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I thought they'd have 4 legs. Not sure if dissapointed...
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#9
If they're on 4 legs at all times, how did the women tie on those babushkas?
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I knew the Kurds were a bunch of animals.
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#14
I smell BS.
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Am I the only one that read "Quadruplets"?
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Am I the only one that read "Quadruplets"?

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Am I the only one that read "Quadruplets"?

No you're not.
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#20
So is there a more recent article on these people... or like a video? 0.o
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I thought they'd have 4 legs. Not sure if disappointed...

Basically...

kidding. lol Even for a 5-year-old discovery, I think it's pretty awesome. Though one has to wonder where they got all those normal-looking clothes for being in such a far-off area...
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#24
Look like a bunch of attention *****s if you ask me.
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I read this as quadrapalegics, and had to wonder how is babby made?

Because quadriplegics can't have sex and all...
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#28
In Turkey? There's a place called Turkey? Like it's called Turkey? Like the name of the country is turkey? Turkey? Bitch that's what I put on sandwiches.
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In Turkey? There's a place called Turkey? Like it's called Turkey? Like the name of the country is turkey? Turkey? Bitch that's what I put on sandwiches.

But then your Sandwiches would get all Greece-y
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Don't tell me what to enjoy! If I want to sit back, throw my feet on an ottoman, and eat a Turkey sandwich I'm gunna!
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Don't tell me what to enjoy! If I want to sit back, throw my feet on an ottoman, and eat a Turkey sandwich I'm gunna!

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