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    Prehistoric Humans Kept World’s Most Dangerous Bird as Pets

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    Humans are not shy about keeping dangerous animals as pets. Lion tamer is an actual job. Bears, elephants, and tigers have long histories performing in circuses and Las Vegas shows. And even the dumbest people on the planet can live alongside deadly predators. Turns out that’s not a modern phenomenon though. Our ancestors had no qualms about domesticating even the most menacing of creatures. In addition to turning ferocious wolves into adorable little dogs, researchers have found evidence prehistoric man also kept the world’s most dangerous bird as a pet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Potoooooooo View Post
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    Humans are not shy about keeping dangerous animals as pets. Lion tamer is an actual job. Bears, elephants, and tigers have long histories performing in circuses and Las Vegas shows. And even the dumbest people on the planet can live alongside deadly predators. Turns out that’s not a modern phenomenon though. Our ancestors had no qualms about domesticating even the most menacing of creatures. In addition to turning ferocious wolves into adorable little dogs, researchers have found evidence prehistoric man also kept the world’s most dangerous bird as a pet.


    They used to be used as currency. In fact, back in the day they were referred to as the "Cashowary".

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    They're really overhyping the danger level of cassowaries for this article. I can easily imagine a human community managing to set up some mutually beneficial nesting arrangements with them. Yes, they're dangerous when provoked, but fairly docile and predictable creatures normally, and those who live in proximity to an animal for a long time tend to get to know their habits quite well.
    "Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the tree of knowledge."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potoooooooo View Post
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    Humans are not shy about keeping dangerous animals as pets. Lion tamer is an actual job. Bears, elephants, and tigers have long histories performing in circuses and Las Vegas shows. And even the dumbest people on the planet can live alongside deadly predators. Turns out that’s not a modern phenomenon though. Our ancestors had no qualms about domesticating even the most menacing of creatures. In addition to turning ferocious wolves into adorable little dogs, researchers have found evidence prehistoric man also kept the world’s most dangerous bird as a pet.


    Certain types love having certain animals as pets because they LOVE nature as long as it exists in animals that are not human.

    They detest nature as it turns up in humanoid persons.

    As they should, most of the time. Alpha males (hairy or not) are (can be) assholes.

    And Nature sucks, most of the time.
    When one has no character one has to apply a method. - Albert Camus, The Fall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potoooooooo View Post
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    Humans are not shy about keeping dangerous animals as pets. Lion tamer is an actual job. Bears, elephants, and tigers have long histories performing in circuses and Las Vegas shows. And even the dumbest people on the planet can live alongside deadly predators. Turns out that’s not a modern phenomenon though. Our ancestors had no qualms about domesticating even the most menacing of creatures. In addition to turning ferocious wolves into adorable little dogs, researchers have found evidence prehistoric man also kept the world’s most dangerous bird as a pet.


    I was raised by cattlemen. I would say the use of "pet" is some distance beyond "domesticated." But science is usually some distance beyond journalists....

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