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Ancient fossil named after Johnny Depp

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

A scientist has discovered an ancient extinct creature with scissor hand-like claws in fossil records and named it in honour of movie star.

The 505 million year old fossil called Kooteninchela deppi (pronounced Koo-ten-ee-che-la depp-eye), which is a distant ancestor of lobsters and scorpions, was named after the actor Johnny Depp for his starring role as Edward Scissorhands - a movie about an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:54 PM

Scientists should not watch too many movies me thinks ....

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:58 PM

Why not? It doesn't really matter what it is named after.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:06 PM

"Kooteninchela deppi"

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David Legg adds: “Just imagine it: the prawns covered in mayonnaise in your sandwich, the spider climbing up your wall and even the fly that has been banging into your window and annoyingly flying into your face are all descendants of Kooteninchela deppi. Current estimates indicate that there are more than one million known insects and potentially 10 million more yet to be categorised, which potentially means that Kooteninchela Deppi has a huge family tree.”

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Did they asked Johnny's opinion ? :lol:




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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:44 PM

Bet Johnny didn't mind.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:52 PM

If Mr Depp did mind there's little if anything that he can do about it now is there ?

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

I just hope someone discovers a slug and names it 'mollusca jabbahuttii'
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

View Postshrooma, on 20 May 2013 - 12:23 PM, said:

I just hope someone discovers a slug and names it 'mollusca jabbahuttii'
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well we might just as well ..... lol

sure sounds a hell of a lot more nicer than "Kooteninchela deppi"

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 20 May 2013 - 12:44 PM, said:




well we might just as well ..... lol

sure sounds a hell of a lot more nicer than "Kooteninchela deppi"
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and a damn sight easier to pronounce too third eye!!
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

View Postshrooma, on 20 May 2013 - 12:57 PM, said:

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and a damn sight easier to pronounce too third eye!!
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huhhr huaarh huurhr ... Jabba good for science huhhr hurh huarhr

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:02 PM

This just cuts me up


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:16 PM

Cool looking creature.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:24 AM

Johnny's bangin Amber Heard. He could care less about some fossil.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

"Congratulations! You look like an ancient fossil!"


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:42 AM

How cool, I bet Mr Depp is honoured,





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