Science: Guinea Pig Toes

Not for 100 million years has a normal guinea pig had five toes on each foot. It has had four toes on each front paw, three toes on each hind paw, a total of fourteen.

In this decade, however, guinea pigs acquired a great & good friend—Professor Sewall Wright of the University of Chicago, who looks after & at 8,000 of them. They support an evolutionary hypothesis which Professor Wright has long maintained, to the effect that inbreeding in freaks generates freaks. Eventually descendant freaks...

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