Fossilized Mammoth Captivates Hollywood; Coincidentally, Jerry Lewis Wins Academy Award

A nearly intact Wooly Mammoth skeleton has been unearthed at a construction site near the famed La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, California.
Historically, the tar pits have yielded between 3 and 4 million fossilized remains over the years, but the discovery of the Mammoth remains is being described as one of the most significant finds in more than a century.
Especially exciting, is the fact that both of the Mammoth’s tusks are so astonishingly well-preserved.
Speaking of well-preserved: as mentioned in the headline, legendary funny-man Jerry Lewis was honored at the 2009 Academy Awards Ceremony. Here at the Museum, we’ve always been fascinated by the octogenarian comic-genius’ jet-black hair, and the adulation heaped on him by the French.
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