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Mary Leakey
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Scientist
    (February 6, 1913-December 9, 1996)
    Wife of Louis Leakey
    Famed for fossil discoveries at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania
    Discovered adjacent hominid footprints in Laetoli (1978)
    Retired in 1983
    She had an affair with Louis Leakey, with him eventually leaving his wife for her.
    In turn, Louis Leakey cheated on her several times, causing a rift in their marriage.
    Her life's work is discredited by Creationists.
    The scientific community debates whether she should be considered an anthropologist or an archaeologist.
    She was expelled from two Catholic schools for poor behavior.
    Many in the scientific community consider her to be a better anthropologist than Louis Leakey.
    The National Geographic Society presented her with the prestigious Gold Hubbard Medal (1962).
    She discovered the first fossil skull of a primate from the Miocene era.
    She was an incredibly talented artist, which helped launch her scientific career.
    Time Magazine named her as one of their ‘Most Important People of the Twentieth Century (1998).'

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    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 29 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 126 Votes: 38.10% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 67 Votes: 34.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 116 Votes: 43.97% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 207 Votes: 49.28% Annoying
 
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