Amazing Facts About Mary Anning – The First Female Paleontologist

The Famous Tongue Twister Named After Anning

#20 The Famous Tongue Twister Named After Anning

“She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. SO if she sells shells on the seashore, I’m sure she sells seashore shells.”

We’re certain you’ve heard of this popular tongue twister. However, are you aware of whom it was inspired by?

It is none other than the woman known as the “greatest fossilist ever,” Mary Anning.

This 19th-century woman inspired this tongue twister, for she sold ammonites, ichthyosaurs, belemnites, as well as other remarkable fossils.

Her work has since been seen as vital to the study of paleontology and geology.

What’s more, her contribution to science has also helped understand the theory of evolution to a great extent. Fascinating, isn’t it?

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