Thursday, August 15, 2013

Yes, Bigfoot Can Swim: Scientists Prove That Apes Can Swim and Dive


We've read reports of people observing Bigfoots swimming like frogs. Finally, there's proof that apes can actually swim. Scientists at the School of Anatomical Sciences at Wits University have just documented the first time that, like humans, apes can actually swim and dive. Instead of the usual dog-paddle stroke, the chimps used a kind of breaststroke "frog kick" that's similar to humans:

Both animals use a leg movement similar to the human breaststroke 'frog kick'. While Cooper moves the hind legs synchronous, Suryia moves them alternatively. The researchers believe that this swimming style might be due to an ancient adaptation to an arboreal life. Most mammals use the so-called dog-paddle, a mode of locomotion that they employ instinctively. Humans and apes, on the other hand, must learn to swim. The tree-dwelling ancestors of apes had less opportunity to move on the ground. They thus developed alternative strategies to cross small rivers, wading in an upright position or using natural bridges. They lost the instinct to swim. Humans, who are closely related to the apes, also do not swim instinctively. But unlike apes, humans are attracted to water and can learn to swim and to dive.

'The behavior of the great apes in water has been largely neglected in anthropology. That's one of the reasons why swimming in apes was never before scientifically described, although these animals have otherwise been studied very thoroughly. We did find other well-documented cases of swimming and diving apes, but Cooper and Suryia are the only ones we were able to film. We still do not know when the ancestors of humans began to swim and dive regularly,' said Nicole Bender.

'This issue is becoming more and more the focus of research. There is still much to explore,' said Renato Bender.

[via Science Daily]

59 comments:

  1. The creature depicted in the PGF does not look capable of the speeds many witnesses report. For one thing if Patty accelerated to a full run those breasts she has would surely club her to death. Her hips are much too wide for anything more than the ambling gait she displays in the PGF footage which when broken down amounts to a guy in an incredibly heavy thickly padded monkey suit struggling to walk.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree...but, PJ will be with you shortly to tell you how awesome Bill Munns is.

      Delete
    2. Yep, I still believe in the possibility mainly from the numerous eye witness accounts, but not from this piece of shit video. It makes me sleep better at night hoping that at least 1% of these stories are true. Well, that and Xanax.

      Delete
    3. Why was Bill Munns banned from the Hollywood?

      Delete
    4. Well you can go to sleep soon because 6:03 says you PJs will be with you shortly

      Delete
    5. You make as much sense as Munns at a presentation.

      Delete
    6. Munns is dismissed because he has nothing to offer but contrived arguments and irrelevant demonstrations when actual evidence is called for.

      Delete
    7. Wow, did you skip ahead a few days on your word of the day calendar or what?

      Delete
    8. Anon 5:57 the prehensile fingers (frames 61 and 72, take a look) give lie to your claim. You'll have to show the arm extensions with prehensile, mechanically operated fingers, existed in 1967 and that Patterson had far greater resources than Chris Hackham to create this creature which everyone so far has flunked their asses out on for 46 years trying to duplicate.

      Maybe you're the genius who posited that the muscle mass action/movement and tendon action/movement visible in the right thigh were "water filled sacks."

      The skeptards are reaching: arm extensions with mechanical prehensile fingers, and floppy flabby flapping water filled sacks to miraculously duplicate muscle and tendon movement.

      You can spot an entrenched extremist when their explanations for evidence are crazier than those suggested by those at the other extreme. They were entrenched before looking at the evidence, so they have it invent lunatic explanations for any evidence produced.

      A creature with its own arms and fingers moving and right thigh with muscle moving and tendon leaping and mass vibrating, is frankly more reasonable than that Patterson created some kind of pseudo cyborg with limb extensions and working fingers and toes in 1967 on a cowboy's budget.

      Skeptards will bend over backwards reaching for any explanation other than the obvious. Their reaching creates a cuckoo fantasy of one mother of a miraculous magical mythical monkey man suit.

      Congratulations to 5:57 and minions above, mayor and denizens of Mistakenville, for your continued skepfoolery.

      Delete
    9. Why does it take scientists to "prove" apes swim? Surely many thousands of people have observed this over the centuries. So why? Why scientists?

      Oh, I know!!!

      It's because the skeptards and JREFing crew say that all others are liars and only scientists can be believed!!

      That's right! I almost forgot. Scientists are the high priests of their religion.

      Yeah, all the bigfoot eyewitnesses over the centuries are liars. But hey, wait, skeptards! Now that scientists have "proven" apes can swim, that means the thousands of eyewitnesses to swimming apes weren't lying after all!!

      Hmmm.

      Now let's apply that solid piece of thinking to the thousands of bigfoot reports over the centuries . . .

      Delete
    10. Great posting guys. Don't let the skeptards pollute this blog with their Jref propaganda.

      We must tackle every sceptical post head on.

      Patty looks to weigh 500lbs plus. The power and speed she could generate would be impressive. Her hernia may slow her down a bit but you wouldn't want her rushing you in a trail.

      MMG

      Delete
    11. Didn't munns, whatever people may think of him, figure out that the hernia was just an artifact from repeated copying of the tape?

      Delete
    12. Well said Edward, these douches all know the PGF is no fake they're just simpleminded pervs getting off on being different on a Bigfoot blog - or worse - paid to utter their gutter.

      Delete
  2. I'm surprised Shawn hasn't posted this discovery of a new species yet....a clear photo too.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/smithsonian-unearths-a-new-species-of-carnivore---the-olinguito/2013/08/15/2fb13b6c-051a-11e3-a07f-49ddc7417125_story.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ..Nice..A link in the article took me to this interesting quote from the discoverer:

      Most people don't realize this, but we are smack-dab in the middle of the age of discovery for mammals. Kristofer M. Helgen, The New York Times (2009)


      Delete
  3. Some monkeys swim, some people swim

    Some monkeys sink, some people sink.

    Bigfoot is King

    He can do anything

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sasquatch took a shit in my tent...the dirty Forest Rat Bastard.

      Delete
    2. Territorial shitting

      Try gifts of beer and donuts

      Delete
    3. ..Spoken last lines of "Not to Touch the Earth" on The Doors 3rd album, "Waiting for the Sun"..(Well almost.."I am the lizard king...).
      What do I win?. Hopefully a ticket to a BFRO expedition...

      Delete
    4. ^^Very good

      And for your skillful observations you are entitled for one ride in TFAT's taxi. Just tell him I said so


      MMC

      Delete
    5. ..lol..I'll bring some air freshener...

      Delete
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fluGXfnqh2U

    HELLO!

    NEW BIGFOOT FOOTAGE!

    ALMOST A CLEAR SHOT!

    BEAR? LEAVES?

    YOU DECIDE!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm Johnnie Lindsey welcome to Jackass

      Delete
    2. ..Its yo mamma bee-atch!! What do I win? Hopefully an autographed jar of poop from the President for Life...

      Delete
    3. You would be more credible if you wouldn't post any BS video you see

      Delete
  5. STACY BROWN'S TEAM FINDS HAIR IN ONE OF THE TRACKS!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHY_YWDPd8w&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJ3PGcgK0x37KInOAKkhceA

    Brought to you FIRST by ME! Tommie Lindsey!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Call me when Science gots monkey, motherfuckers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ^^^^^ what are you ? An Uncle f#••er?

      Delete
    2. Why would we do that? we don't even call you now

      Delete
    3. I call you a fuck with no evidence no proof and no NF.

      Gimlin that bitch.

      Delete
    4. That's right. You have no Newfoundland.

      Delete
    5. Stop you're hurting my feelings

      Delete
  7. Wheres VaJayJay Cooney to tell us this is all wrong because he says so

    ReplyDelete
  8. HA HA MK has a Bigfoot prolapse video out

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. BF prolapsed me once in the woods. I felt uneasy.

      Relic Hominid rape is nothing to laugh about.

      BF hurt my taterhole.

      Delete
  9. What a piss pool that must be.Bet he shit in it, too..I wouldn't jump in that even if I was on fire...

    ReplyDelete
  10. We already know Mermaidsquatch can swim, so this isn't a big surprise.

    ReplyDelete
  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOayXMBCvio

    MK DAVIS POSTS A NEW "PATTY" VIDEO! IS IT POSSIBLE PATTY WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF A NATURAL DISCHARGE FROM BEHIND?!

    YOU DECIDE!

    STRANGE INDEED!

    ReplyDelete
  12. MK DAVIS VIDEEOO GUD EVERDENSE BEEGFUTT,YOO NUT LUK CRAAZY UUSE MK DAVIS VIDEEOO BEEGFUTT EVERDENSE

    ReplyDelete
  13. VAGINA GUD,EET STEEL GUD,HAW HAW

    ReplyDelete
  14. SUUN DYER MAKS BOODY SEEN YOO SEEN SUUN,EET NUT GUD,NUT GUD,ROOBERY SKIIN,POOSSUM GUUTZ,NUT GUD,NUT GUD

    ReplyDelete
  15. FOOREST PEEPOOL NUT APES,NUT LIKS SWEEM BUTT LIKS VAGINA GUD,PEEPOOL NUT APES,PEEPOOL WAAT LUKS LIKS APES

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now Sharon. Put the keyboard down and keep taking the meds as the Doctor prescribed.

      MMG

      Delete
    2. It's rushfer MMG.He's a funny dude.

      Delete
    3. No, it's rumfer, and no it's not funny.

      Delete
    4. YOOS STOOPID EEGNORINT,but yer pal rumferlife still loves yoo

      Delete
  16. There is one major flaw in making a blanket statement about apes swimming: This is learned behavior. The two specimens studied were raised by humans. Apes still drown in the wild and in zoos.

    ReplyDelete