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Beer: The Story of Human Evolution

Man and beer are one.

"If you look closely at this beer, you'll glimpse the history of life," so begins a new video from NPR that views human evolutionary history through the lens of a single pint of beer.

Man evolves from tiny cells, man grows a big brain, and finally, "after a long day of bone collecting, [man] sits down with a chilled beverage, a beer — invented years ago with the help of yeast." What a brilliant living organism: "a chemical that impedes mammalian brain function." Man and yeast evolved from the same speck of dust. Ergo, Man and beer are one.

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