In 2008, five-year-old Daisy Morris (who is now aged nine), was walking along Atherfield Beach on the Isle of Wight when she spotted the remains and realized it was a fossil, and her family took it to a dinosaur expert Martin Simpson, who recognized its potential importance.
The creature was roughly the size of a crow, and was a previously unknown type of pterosaur. The family donated the remains of the creature to the Natural History Museum, and named it, Vectidraco Daisymorrisae.
But Daisy is no stranger to collecting fossilized remains of animals. She has a massive collection of fossils and animal remains that are so extensive, Simpson says her bedroom practically ‘resembles a natural history museum’. While girls her age were obsessed with pop idols and Barbie dolls, this curly-haired genius dedicated her room to study animals and dinosaurs.
Looks like Daisy is set for her future, and she’s definitely living the dream! If this isn’t one of the best news in women’s history, we can’t imagine what else would qualify! You go, Daisy!