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How a computer solved the mystery of red riding hood's origin Published: November 14, 2013

Computer software that's traditionally used to trace evolutionary trees helped a scientist untangle the origins of one of the world's best-known stories — the tale of Little Red Riding Hood — but the end of this story turned out to be anything but traditional, according to NBC News.

"We're turning current ideas on their head," Durham University anthropologist Jamshid Tehrani told NBC News.

Most Westerners know the story by heart: Little Red Riding Hood sets out for Grandma's house with a basket of goodies, but a big bad wolf finds out about her itinerary, gobbles up Grandma and disguises itself to lure the little girl to her doom.

H/T: Newser
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