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Fist Fighting Made Stronger, Larger Human Face [VIDEO]

According to the United Kingdom’s BBC News, new research suggests that a lot of fist fights during human evolutionary history have led to a more defined facial bone structure in males.

Professor David Carrier told the BBC that “there was a lot of fighting going on … Males competing for females, but also males probably defending territory.”

After studying the facial structures of australopithecus and ape-like bipeds, the researchers concluded that the strongest and most “robust” bones in male faces are in the areas which were the most likely to receive a punch during a fist fight.

Because of these fist fights, the bones in male faces eventually became stronger and larger than the bones in female faces.