Ten fun facts about Mary Anning
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Although she was one of ten children, she and one other sibling are the only ones who survived to become adults.
The ever popular tongue twister "She sells seashells by the sea shore" is based on Mary.
Because of her involvement in the geological community, the Geological Society raised money for her expenses when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1846.
When she was 12, she and her brother had discovered a icthoyosaur skeleton.Fact 5
She had avoiding being crushed by a landslide in 1833. Most of the fossils were found on cliffs, so the dangers of her searches were high.Fact 6
At just 15 months old, she was being held by a neighbor who was struck by lightning.Fact 7
After she opened an in-home store in 1826, she sold many fossils including to King Frederick Augustus II of Saxony.Fact 8
Since women were not allowed to become members or meetings, she did not become apart of the Geological Society of London.Fact 9
Anning was extremely active in her church after switching from a Congregational church to an Anglican church.Fact 10
Charles Dickens wrote an article about her life in 1865 in his magazine titled "All the Year Round". Go to more people facts ❯
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