All in all, I think rocks get a pretty bad rap. “Dumb as a box of rocks,” and, “You’ve got rocks in your head,” are common expressions, after all. So one may think that geologists, who study rocks, have a pretty weird and/or boring job. But California geologist Mike Bowers recently shared a find on Facebook that proves his job is pretty darn cool.
Y’all, the man found a volcanic rock in Brazil with insides that look EXACTLY like Cookie Monster from Sesame Street!
Check it out:
Is that not the coolest find, EVER? On the outside, it looks rather ordinary: Tan, pockmarked, and egg-shaped. On the inside, it’s all “NOM NOM NOM ME WANT COOKIE!” While most of the agate rock’s insides are blue, the round parts at the top are perfectly cream-colored with voids in the middle to shape Cookie Monster’s eyes. It is truly incredible and makes me think that God really does have one huge, fully operational sense of humor.
The most amazing part of this whole thing for me is that Sesame Street, and therefore Cookie Monster, is only 52 years old, and that rock has got to be way, way, older. I’m no geology expert but I know enough to know that rock has been around a lot longer than the 1970s.
I’m going to go ahead and go on record and say God gave us the Cookie Monster rock at this time because He knew we needed another pick-me-up.
After all, 2021 has been more than a bit rocky (see what I did there?) so far, and every time I see Cookie Monster’s big crazy grin floating across my Facebook feed in double ancient volcanic rock-form, I can’t help but get a big crazy grin on my own giant head.
And also, I want cookies now. (Which is actually not that unusual. Ahem.)
Bowers confirmed to the Daily Mail that his find is indeed quite rare, saying, “This is very unusual! There are a few famous agates out there: the owl, the scared face . . . there are many approximate ones, but it’s rare to find clear well-defined like that.”
And in a beloved American kids’ TV show character to boot? Beyond remarkable! Dangit, I’m crossing my fingers that there’s a Kermit the Frog rock out there somewhere just waiting to delight us!
What do you think of the Cookie Monster rock?
Bowers has received several large cash offers for it, but I’m hoping he puts it in a museum. Cookie Monster in rock form is too cool for just one owner, am I right?