Oh, this will make you smile. Do you remember a fossil called Tiktaalik roseae that was
We interviewed Neil Shubin for Smithsonian magazine a few years ago, but I have to say that this video tells the story about as well as we did. Neil has since written a delightful book called Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. The University of Pennsylvania had its incoming freshman class read the book and commissioned The Indoorfins to write a song based on the book.
Shubin and his colleagues are still studying their rock star fossil. They recently analyzed its neck, a feature that is useful if you're on stuck on land and not swimming around in the sea.
One warning: the song's "tik tik tik tik tik-talik" chorus is likely to curse you with an earworm.