8 Things That Make Humans Special

Upright Posture

Humans are unique among primates because our chief mode of locomotion is walking fully upright


We look naked compared with our hairier ape cousins. Surprisingly, however, a square inch of human skin, on average, possesses as many hair-producing follicles as a chimpanzee's


Humans may be called "naked apes," but most of us wear clothing, a characteristic that makes us unique in the animal kingdom.

Extraordinary Brains

Without a doubt, the human trait that sets us farthest apart from the animal kingdom is our extraordinary brain.


Humans' ability to control fire brought a semblance of day to night, helping our ancestors to see in an otherwise dark world and keep nocturnal predators at bay.


Humans are the only species known to blush,the most peculiar and the most human of all expressions

Long Childhood

Humans must remain in the care of their parents for much longer than other living primates.

Lfe After Children

Dusky antechinuses, lively marsupials, procreate till death like most animals. But human females can live long after reproduction. This may be related to human social ties.

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