A new study of Neanderthal remains has revealed that just like modern day children, sprouts were not a favourite with the younger generation.
Researchers in Germany that found evidence of overcooked sprouts in adult teeth, also discovered undigested sprouts hidden down the back of a nearby sofa.
Professor B Russell, from George Washington University, told reporters: "At first it wasn't clear why the sprouts had been hidden in the sofa."
"But I mentioned the discovery to my 8-year old daughter who immediately looked guilty and I put two and two together. The piece of evidence that clarified this theory was their proximity to a rather ugly necklace."
This study is the latest to suggest that Neanderthals are more like us than we previously thought, and were indeed brutish savages.