1. Science and celebrity collide. When an Arkansas State University biologist discovered a parasitic Caribbean crustacean that sucks blood from fish, he named it Gnathia marly out of “respect and admiration for [Bob] Marley’s music.”

    This isn’t the first time taxonomists have pulled inspiration from celebrities. A rare horse fly (above) was named after Beyonce for its defining feature: “A big gold butt.”

    See 6 species named after famous people

    (Source: theweek.com)

     
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    This is great, but my favorite part was the three slime mold beetles named after Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney. Maybe the...
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    Science and celebrity collide. When an Arkansas State University biologist discovered a parasitic Caribbean crustacean...
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    yeah uh there are reasons why a fly is named after beyonce’s behind (hint: RAAAAAACISM)
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    A RARE HORSE FLY WAS NAMED AFTER BEYONCE FOR ITS BIG GOLD BUTT.
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