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Submission + - Yeti Bears Up Under Scrutiny (bbc.co.uk) 1

Rambo Tribble writes: Bryan Sykes of Oxford University has discovered that hairs, ostensibly from the Yeti creature of the Himalayas, were "... genetically identical to polar bear." What the professor is suggesting is that a rare hybrid of brown and polar bear may be the actual, elusive creature of legend.
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Yeti Bears Up Under Scrutiny

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  • People living in an area with Yeti legends and superstitions encounter a rare Polar/Brown bear hybrid. Of course some of them are going to immediately scream "aaaagh it's a yeti!".

    That doesn't necessarily mean that this is the sole origin of the Yeti legends in the first place.

    If you showed up in the Himalayas wearing one of those velociraptor costumes, people might also report Yeti sightings.

    G.

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