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Brent # Posted on December 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Peter McAllister wrote a book called Manthropology about the subject. I suppose I’m just taking a lot of his book to be fact, and proving those facts would be nearly impossible. However, he does state some pretty crazy stuff, like the average Neanderthal woman could beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestling match, or that the average aboriginal man could run faster than Usain Bolt.

Also, I don’t consider strongman, powerlifting, and olympic lifting to be the best showcase of athletic talent, as pure strength is only one aspect of athletic ability. Agility, endurance, speed, hand-eye coordination and skill also have to be considered.