Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Lucy The Australopithecus And The Beatles

Lucy, the famous 3 million years old Australopithecus discovered in Ethiopia in 1974, was named so due to the Beatles. Indeed the scientists discovered her while they were listening to the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'' one night in their camps.

Lucy (common name of AL 288-1) was a young Australopithecus of 3.60 feet and was the first fossil found relatively complete (52 fragments of bones). Its study has led to significant scientific advances on our origins, as it was part bipedal and a distant cousin of our species.


Walking With Lucy by California Academy of Sciences

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