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Ancient fossil named after Johnny Depp

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

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

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"Kooteninchela deppi"

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:

~edit : quote unquote

Edited by third_eye

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Bet Johnny didn't mind.

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

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I just hope someone discovers a slug and names it 'mollusca jabbahuttii'

:-)

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I just hope someone discovers a slug and names it 'mollusca jabbahuttii'

:-)

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

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

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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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and a damn sight easier to pronounce too third eye!!

:-)

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and a damn sight easier to pronounce too third eye!!

:-)

huhhr huaarh huurhr ... Jabba good for science huhhr hurh huarhr

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This just cuts me up

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Cool looking creature.

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

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"Congratulations! You look like an ancient fossil!"

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How cool, I bet Mr Depp is honoured,

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How cool, I bet Mr Depp is honoured,

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Well, the way I see it, it was Tim Burton who created Edward Scissorhands not Johnny Depp - who's just a guy with a pretty face, who got lucky trying his hand at acting.

It should be renamed, Kooteninchela burtoni (pronounced Koo-ten-ee-che-la ber-tone-eye).

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