Were they mentally disabled hobbits?

The hobbit-people of Flores may just be stunted cretins with hypothyroidism, says a new study. (Apparently “cretinism” is an actual disease involving a deficient thyroid gland.) Or maybe the hobbit-people didn’t listen to Oprah and “swallowed too many words they were aching to say,” leading to their thyroid breakdown & teeny size. Oh, well. We’ll have to go elsewhere for our ring-destroying needs.

Photo from the National Geographic hobbit photo gallery

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