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January 29, 2007

Paleontologists: Humans Committed Genocide Against The Hobbits

The Scouring of the Shire? It appears so:

MODERN humans wiped out the hobbit-sized people who lived on the Indonesian island of Flores, research suggests.

Remains of at least 13 members of the little species, Homo floresiensis, who were about a metre tall, were unearthed in Liang Bua between 2001 and 2004. The hobbits lived there from 95,000 to 12,000 years ago when a layer of volcanic ash filled the cave.

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Mike Morwood, co-leader of the Australian and Indonesian discovery team, said he now believed modern humans, who arrived on the "lost world" of Flores soon afterwards, hunted the stegadon to extinction and were responsible for the disappearance of the hobbits.

Cave-paintings suggest that the genocide was prompted by Elijah Wood's prehistoric media tour. The humans said, "If that fey fuckjob says 'We really were a fellowship' one more time, it's go-time, baby," and he just didn't listen.


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