This episode is about the theory of evolution. Yes. Seriously.
Let’s be glad that they didn’t air this episode in the Deep South of the US. I’m sure many religious groups would take offense.
As you all may know, the theory of evolution was proposed by Charles Darwin.
Because I’m slow, I didn’t realize until halfway through the episode that the entire gallery is all of Team M.
Darwin proposed his theory after visiting the Galapagos Islands.
When you think about it, it’s actually kinda crazy that they were able to hypothesize about evolution without even knowing about DNA and genes. And then even crazier is that this was discovered only 130 years ago. Research sure moves quickly. Let’s pause 10 seconds
for station identification to wonder about how great the human race is.
The next topic details the evolution of the giraffe, and why its neck is so long.
Rena is my sleeper pick of Team M. She seems absolutely dumb, but there’s something to her that’s more than meets the eye. She originally caught my eye because she looks like Mayuyu sometimes, and then she caught my ear because of her mega high pitched voice. I’m not sure if her suberi is intended or not. She’s also had some really quick witted answers during MCs.
Anyway, the common hypothesis was that longer necked giraffes would have easier time eating from trees, but actually…
It turns out that the evolution was just by chance. Huh.
We then move on to a discussion about humans.
Humans have 94-99% genetic commonality with both chimps and bonobos, and chimps have a more warlike society whereas bonobos are really peaceful and cheery, so there is some thought that it was mix of the two.
Nana was uh… quite, slow today. She really needed to watch herself because she has 4 of the baka badges that they award to the dunce of the classroom after each episode. If you get 5 baka badges, you have to go skydiving. (Conversely, you get a prize if you get 5 of the good student badges.)
That’s enough evolution talk. I’ve forgotten how this show can really lull you to sleep. It doesn’t seem like the hosts have really improved either.
Continuing from the Challenge 48, it’s back to the circus with Rika, Muro, and Konomin. And we even get last episode’s audience back.
I don’t know how it happened, but somehow Konomin and the rest of the BII Faint Unit jumped up to be my BII Oshimen. Konomin just has this air of coolness while looking spacy.
I get the feeling that Konomin is also liked by the senior members, as Sayaka and Milky were calling her kawaii throughout the performance. And somehow, almost anything Sayaka likes, I tend to like…
(BKB! BKB! BKB! Hiiiiiya~ Omatta~)
I get the feeling that Murokana will be super hot when she grows up. But as of right now she still needs a bit of work. I can definitely see her building a following soon and increasing steadily in popularity, though.
I still remember when they had people do the trapeze on Challenge 48. My favorite part was Maachun, since she was acting all scared, and she got on the trapeze and was like “AHHHHHHHHHH” before executing the transfer perfectly.
Rika didn’t seem to have enough practice, and she failed. But that’s it, there’s nothing crazy, no habanero juice to drink.
Back to the evolution episode, ShimaRena earns the good student award. And the idiot award?