Prediction Our panelists predict what the next big discovery will be about early man.



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Our panelists predict what the next big discovery will be about early man.


In just a minute, we'll ask our panelists - now that we've heard about what they found in the cave - we'll ask what will be the next big discovery about the ancient history of mankind. But first let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations, and, brain training designed by neuroscientists that has been used by 60 million people worldwide with personalized training programs to challenge memory, attention and problem solving. Learn more at Subaru, automotive partner of the National Park Service Centennial. Subaru encourages people to explore America's treasures and discover a national park adventure at Love - it's what makes a Subaru, a Subaru. Lumber Liquidators, a proud sponsor of NPR, offering more than 400 styles, including hardwood, bamboo, laminated and vinyl, with flooring specialists in hundreds of stores nationwide - more at or 1-800-HARD-WOOD. And TIAA-CREF, a global financial company dedicated to delivering financial outcomes that matter. TIAA-CREF, created to serve, built to perform. Learn more at WAIT, WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME is a production of NPR and WBEZ Chicago in association with Urgent Haircut Production's Doug Berman, benevolent overlord, B.J. Leiderman composed our theme. Now, panel, what will be the next big thing we'll learn about early man? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Scientists will discover evidence of another pre-human race with a brain the size of an orange buried with woven plant fibers used as a hairpiece, and they will call it homo-Trumpus(ph).


SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: I'm sorry, great minds think alike. Recently discovered cave paintings created by our ancient ancestors with tiny, tiny brains show they worshipped male tribal leaders with what looks like elaborate combovers.


SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: They will discover evidence that homo-homophobus lived through the Ice Age.


BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Well, if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT, WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Faith Salie, Roxanne Roberts and Paula Poundstone. Thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. We'll be back right here with you next week.


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