Which animal is biggest? Smallest? Fastest?
Good questions, and there are lots of answers. It's the sort of thing we talk about over breakfast. This morning, feeling clever, I asked my kids which animal throws best.
It's an important question. A large animal that can throw a hefty object has a terrific attack and defense advantage against prey and predator alike. A social animal capable of throwing a hefty rock at 80 kph could, you know, rule the world.
There are very few animals that can throw well. It's quite a trick. To do it well an animal has to be bipedal, it needs really good binocular vision, and it has to be able to calculate trajectories.
Gorillas can throw things, but I don't think they compare to the naked ape.
Of course the kids didn't trust my answer. They wanted confirmation.
That's when I uncovered the mystery. The mystery of this search ...
"which animal throws best" - Google Search: "No results found for 'which animal throws best'."
No freakin' results?! Google is telling me nobody has asked this question with this phrasing on the net?!
That's not possible.