500-Million-Year-Old Fossil Found, Named After Johnny Depp


500-Million-Year-Old Fossil Found, Named After Johnny Depp

He”s starred in countless films, was nominated for Oscars, and was named People”s Sexiest Man Alive, but Johnny Depp received a truly unique honor when an extinct species was recently named after him.

Noted for its scissor-like claws, Kooteninchela deppi is a 506-million-year-old fossil that pays homage to the 49-year-old actor”s character in “Edward Scissorhands.”

Scientist David Legg explains, “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.”

On a more superficial note, he admits, “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”