How did human beings become the best—and fastest—throwers on the planet?

A great piece on the science behind fast and efficient throwers:

[…] But MLB pitchers aren’t the only expert throwers; most healthy people can throw faster than our much stronger chimpanzee relatives, who max out at around 30 mph. A study of boys from the ages of 8 to 14 who were only moderately trained in throwing could still throw two times faster than chimps. So how and why did humans evolve to become expert throwers?

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