In case you've been living under a rock, a new species of human relative, called Homo naledi, has been discovered at the Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng.
(Also read our article: New species of human relative, Homo naledi, discovered in SA cave)
Social media was astir leading up to the announcement earlier today, and the hashtag #HomoNaledi has been trending worldwide since:#HomoNaledi
As usual, South African "Tweeps" also took the opportunity to offer some comic relief amid a historic moment online; with others taking it a tad too far - as can be expected.
Here are some of the silly responses to the popular hasthag #WhatTheyFoundInMaropeng, that only locals can appreciate:#WhatTheyFoundInMaropeng
In the meantime, at least five unofficial Twitter accounts have already been created for Homo naledi.
This article first appeared on 702 : Twitterverse responds to Homo Naledi fossil discovery using trending hashtags