Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Big Picture Science for July 04, 2022 - Feet Don’t Fail Me

Big Picture Science - Feet Don’t Fail Me

(REPEAT) Standing on your own two feet isn’t easy. While many animals can momentarily balance on their hind legs, we’re the only critters, besides birds, for whom bipedalism is completely normal. Find out why, even though other animals are faster, we’re champions at getting around. Could it be that our upright stance made us human? Plus, why arches help stiffen feet, the argument for bare-footin’, and 12,000-year old footprints that tell a story about an Ice Age mother, her child, and a sloth. 


This repeat podcast originally aired on - 5/24/2021

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