The truth about Ozzy

And now it seems science may back up Ozzy Osbourne’s theory that he has a particularly hardy family tree.

Researchers studying his DNA have found that the singer is the descendant of a Neanderthal man.

I\’ve always had my suspicions about Brummies you know…..

3 thoughts on “The truth about Ozzy”

  1. Hmm. Typical mass media science article – nothing in it makes any sense, and I only have the barest familiarity with the topic due to my own mitochondrial and Y chromosome studies:

    “The researchers discovered that the star shares some DNA with the ancient Romans who were killed in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.”
    He also shares DNA with a mushroom and Drosophila (and me). Most DNA is shared, it is the rare bits that are polymorphic which are interesting.

    “Up to 4 per cent of the DNA of every living person of non-African descent can be traced back to the short, stocky cavemen”
    So not only OO but all of us (unless you are African) share this DNA – so what’s the article actually saying? And EVERYONE is of African descent, that is obviously the entire basis of all these genetic studies.

    “Superhuman”…”particularly hardy family tree”
    Uh OK, that would explain why…Neanderthals pretty much faded away into nothing and homo sapiens took over the entire world and beyond, it’s because the Neanderthals were tougher?

  2. I suppose this puff-piece followed a press release from the “lab in New Jersey”..shame they didn’t name the lab.

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