Hobbits? What the...?Let me just clip the the first paragraph of this National Geographic story:
"Scientists have found fossil skeletons of a hobbit-like species of human that grew no larger than a three-year-old modern child (See pictures). The tiny humans, who had skulls about the size of grapefruits, lived with pygmy elephants and Komodo dragons on a remote island in Indonesia as recently as 13,000 years ago."
I know, this sounds like an April Fool's Day joke I played on a friend of mine who's a Lord of the Rings fanatic, but it's not Apri 1 and this appears to be real. Incredible. Here's the link: