MICHAEL PHELPS IS DESTINED TO DO THAT VICTORY DANCE
Michael Phelps and his team won the Olympics freestyle relay – their victory “dance” – with outstretched arms and exaggerated postures – closely resembled the dominance displays of chimps and monkeys! According to the LA Times, the animal world is full of inflated displays of superiority. Birds and cats puff up and strike a pose. Scientists have studied photos of humans and animals in victorious situations and they all behave the same. Even blind athletes do it. Researchers concluded the behavior is innate and the same for all, regardless of what culture or country they came from. Which means Michael can’t HELP doing the victory dance when he wins – it’s like sneezing!