Today's Big Stories, Homo Naledi: All eyes on SA's Cradle of Humankind

Twitterverse responds to Homo Naledi fossil discovery using trending hashtags

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:

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:

In the meantime, at least five unofficial Twitter accounts have already been created for Homo naledi.

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