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Ancient human ancestors went extinct because they were lazy

homo erectus lazy

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, scientists now believe an ancient ancestor of modern humans died off because they were too lazy for their own good. In a new study published in PLOS One, archaeologists present some incredibly interesting findings, including the fact that Homo erectus was a big 'ol slacker.

According to the researchers, Homo erectus had a habit of cutting corners when it came to crafting tools and gathering life-sustaining supplies. The scientists call the species' unfortunate habits "least-effort strategies" and theorize that the prehistoric humans fell short of adaptability as the climate of the Earth began to change.

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