Sea fossil named after Johnny Depp

1354771578_7328_Johnny-Depp A 505 million-year-old sea fossil was discovered recently. This fossil is a distant ancestor of lobsters and scorpions and it had scissor-like claws. The scientist from Imperial College London who discovered the creature, David Legg, decided to name it Kooteninchela deppi. The scientist was inspired by Johnny Depp’s movie Edward Scissorhands.

He said: “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. In truth, I am also a bit of a Depp fan and so what better way to honor the man than to immortalize him as an ancient creature that once roamed the sea?”

This is a truly original way to honor your favorite actor since Depp is the first Hollywood star to get his own fossil.

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