We humans like to wipe out lots of species on the planet. Every year, we do everything we can to make a mess of it. But since we're not just badgers either, we've also created a few species, sometimes consciously, and often without doing it on purpose. We're a bit like gods in fact. Gods who drink water and listen to Celine Dion.
Wheat is the first thing that was cultivated more than 11,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, and today it is still the basis of a good part of our diet. However, wheat did not exist in the wild. It was our ancestors who selected herbs while keeping the ones that gave large seeds, and little by little we came up with something that looked like our current wheat. They did well because personalit would piss me off to eat rye bread every day.
Before, the cow had an ancestor, the auroch, who officially died in 1627 and who did not for Milka. It is believed that all the cows that exist today are descended from a single herd of aurochs from more than 10,000 years ago. This means that the 1000 breeds of cows that we know (perso I don't know them by heart but you maybe yes) come from a fairly limited number of aurochs. Thanks to a few dozen animals and the hand of man, we now have plenty of cows that are too cute.
The pubic louse, which we never call "pubic louse" but "crab louse" because it's funnier, it's a louse that has evolved and adapted specifically to the thick hair of humans. It can squat our pubis, but also our armpits, beards and even eyebrows (sorry for that info), but it doesn't spread to other animals. So if we hadn't been there, it never would have existed. And at the same time, if he disappeared tomorrow, we wouldn't come and cry.
All the species of goldfish that we know today derive from the crucian carp, a Chinese carp. Chinese nobles began to select crucians around the 10th century and created,by dint of crossbreeding, the species of goldfish. If we had left the little fish alone, we would probably never have been entitled to the null joke "What color are the peas? Little goldfish ”and we would be much happier today.
6. The potato
The ancestor of the potato was cultivated in Peru more than 10,000 years ago, andit tasted much more bitter than our own potato. By dint of selections, we were able to create lots of much sweeter varieties. Today there would be thousands of them, but the main thing is that you can eat good fries. French fries are always the most important thing in life.
7. The London Underground mosquito
Yes, this mosquito does exist, but it is actually older than the London Underground. It was first discovered in Egypt in the 18th century. It has adapted to underground constructions of humans that it stings (in addition to stinging rats), but it derives from a species that lives in the open air and stings pwrestling birds. If we call it the "London Underground mosquito", it is because it is particularly present in the English subway, but it is found as well in New York or in Australia where it is particularly drunk. In addition, unlike other mosquitoes, it remains active all year round since it is protected in its underground even in winter. We really created a monster.
8. The species of cabbage
All species of cabbage are derived from one and the same species of cabbage wild inedible. Once again, everything is a matter of selection: a few centuries BC, we began to cultivate different kinds of cabbage according to our preferences for arrgradually come to the species we know. Cauliflower appeared around the 15th century, ditto for broccoli, and that bastard of Brussels sprouts came to ruin our lives from the 18th century. Here too we created a monster.
As a result, lawyers existed even before man came to stick his nose in them, but if they still exist today, it is thanks to us. When we did not yet exist, avocado was eaten by large animals and grew thanks to their droppings. The problem is that these animals eventually died out and the lawyer almost followed them. But it was without counting on the arrival of the humans who found that it was un superfood for their Sunday brunch (ok that's wrong) and have managed to save the species by growing it. We literally saved the lawyer. It's strong.
10. The dogs
We were already talking about it in the top dogs that have the most evolved over time : little doggies are human creations. We crossed them, crossed them and crossed them again to obtain lots of breeds that correspond to our needs and, when you think about it, that's enough inhuman. I hope we do not fall into the hands of aliens who will do the same with us.
And you knew that even the human has not finished evolving ?
Sources: Wikipedia (the origin of wheat) , veterinary advice , Wikipedia (corn) , Wiki (goldfish) , Wiki (potato) , Wiki (softLondon Underground tick) , Botanistinthekitchen , Wiki (cow) ,