Nerdgasim: Your Family Tree Has A New Root!

Today the American Museum of Natural History unveiled a 47 million-year-old fossil, which just may be the first of the primates (and your distant relative).

The fossil, which is nicknamed “Ida,” is the most in-tact fossil of its type ever discovered. Like you, it has a well developed mandible, big toes and fingernails.

Here’s a clip from MSNBC News:

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