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    Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:47:24

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    • Mick Jagger - NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Rachel McAdams and Mick Jagger attend Lionsgate and Roadside Attraction's premiere of 'A Most Wanted Man' hosted by The Cinema Society and Montblanc at Skylark on July 22, 2014 in New York City.
    • Mick Jagger - NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Rachel McAdams and Mick Jagger attend Lionsgate and Roadside Attraction's premiere of 'A Most Wanted Man' hosted by The Cinema Society and Montblanc at Skylark on July 22, 2014 in New York City.

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    Mick Jagger is a fossil. And no, that's not some sort of snarky comment on the singer's age.

    Scientists Ellen Miller and Gregg Gunnell published a study about an extinct swamp creature they found in the Egyptian desert. They christened it "Jaggermeryx naida" in honor of The Rolling Stones frontman.

    The reason they did so? The shape of the creatures mouth reminded 'em of Mick and his famously full and pouty lips. The fossil had "a highly innervated muzzle with mobile and tactile lips."

    Okay, we get it.

    This is the second time that Jagger has had a fossil named after him. The Aegrotocatellus jaggeri trilobite was named after him; that fossil represented a group of extinct marine animals unearthed in 1995.

    What artist or celeb should have a fossil named after him or her?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.06.14



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