Studying the DNA extracted from Neanderthal dental plaque has given researchers new insights on their lifestyles and eating habits. While it’s true that many Neanderthals enjoyed the occasional slab of woolly rhino, it’s also true that some were vegetarians. “When people talk about the Paleo diet, that’s not paleo, that’s just non-carb. The true paleo diet is eating whatever’s out there in the environment.” (That’s a diet I think I could stick with…)

+ And yes, Neanderthals and humans participated in some serious make-out sessions.