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Johnny Depp Inspires Fossil Name

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05/21/2013 4:02 am
Johnny Depp Inspires Fossil Name

Erica Wong-Den

Staff Writer

In a humorous turn of events, it appears Johnny Depp has been immortalized in history—not as an actor, but as a 500 million year old fossil.

Discovered by a Depp fan, a fossil relating to today’s lobsters, scorpions, spiders and more appears to have what look like “scissor hands”, which led the researcher to think of Depp’s prominent role as Edward Scissorhands in 1990.

"When I first saw the pair of isolated claws in the fossil records of this species, I could not help but think of Edward Scissorhands. Even the genus name, Kootenichela, includes the reference to this film, as ‘chela’ is Latin for claws or scissors,” says David Legg, the scientist in question.

Not to mention: “In truth, I am also a bit of a Depp fan, so what better way to honor the man than to immortalize him as an ancient creature that once roamed the sea?”

Agreed, we can’t think of a better way either. Hats off to you, Mr. Legg.


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