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(BBC)   To the left: 10 species named after famous people. To the right: outrage over the omission of Strigiphilus garylarsoni   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 24
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2012-07-19 04:18:00 AM  
Isnt that a species of chewing lice?
 
2012-07-19 05:43:11 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Isnt that a species of chewing lice?


Yup. It's species of biting louse found only on owls.
 
2012-07-19 05:44:35 AM  
What species of moonbat would Michele Bachmann be?
 
2012-07-19 07:30:47 AM  

ms_lara_croft: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Isnt that a species of chewing lice?

Yup. It's species of biting louse found only on owls.


Came here to say the same thing and to add it's definitely not a species of swan.

/Should we be concerned that this passes for common knowledge on Fark?
 
2012-07-19 07:31:09 AM  

ms_lara_croft: What species of moonbat would Michele Bachmann be?


All of them?
 
2012-07-19 07:40:02 AM  
Wasnt there a vegetable species discovered in Florida a few years back called a Terri Schiavo?
 
2012-07-19 09:01:33 AM  

ms_lara_croft: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Isnt that a species of chewing lice?

Yup. It's species of biting louse found only on owls.


I thought it was a new species of cow.
 
2012-07-19 09:32:25 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: ms_lara_croft: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Isnt that a species of chewing lice?

Yup. It's species of biting louse found only on owls.

Came here to say the same thing and to add it's definitely not a species of swan.

/Should we be concerned that this passes for common knowledge on Fark?


I think it's a pretty clear indication of our standards of literacy and culture.

/I'm so very scared. Help.
//I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.
 
2012-07-19 09:36:23 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Wasnt there a vegetable species discovered in Florida a few years back called a Terri Schiavo?


Too soon, man. Too soon.
 
2012-07-19 09:38:47 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: /Should we be concerned that this passes for common knowledge on Fark?


When I read "species named after famous people, my first thought was "strigiphilus garylarsoni". Then I saw the second half of the headline, and got mad.

So... yeah.
 
2012-07-19 09:38:54 AM  
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2012-07-19 09:54:33 AM  

Gonz: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: /Should we be concerned that this passes for common knowledge on Fark?

When I read "species named after famous people, my first thought was "strigiphilus garylarsoni". Then I saw the second half of the headline, and got mad.

So... yeah.


I loved Gary's reaction to being asked if it would be okay. Maybe a new breed of swan can be named after him some day.
 
2012-07-19 10:01:29 AM  
I can only imagine how many people thought of "strigiphilus garylarsoni" before reaching the end of the headline.
 
2012-07-19 10:16:36 AM  
There is a species of spider named after Neil Young, specifically Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.
I also understand that there is a spider (soon to be announced) named after Penn Jillette.
 
2012-07-19 10:23:37 AM  
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Andrias scheuchzeri


Named after Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, who totally thought it was an antediluvian man and dubbed it Homo diluvii testis.
 
2012-07-19 10:35:40 AM  
What about the Stephen Colbert spider?
 
2012-07-19 12:37:11 PM  
FTA: Adolf Hitler beetle.Anophthalmus hitleri is a species of blind cave beetle found only in five humid caves in Slovenia.

You know, if it had to be something, I think I'm ok with this.
 
2012-07-19 02:09:38 PM  
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/Meet Mackenzius johnnyi, M. joeyi, M. deedeei, and M. ceejayi.
//There's also Arcticalymene jonesi, A. cooki, A. matlocki, A. rotteni, and A. viciousi - trilobites named after the Sex Pistols.
///Never mind the molluscs
 
2012-07-19 02:32:23 PM  

ms_lara_croft: What species of moonbat would Michele Bachmann be?


Get your pejorative terminology correct. 'Moonbat' describes leftie nutbars. The word you want is 'wingnut.'

The Hefner rabbit is ironic, since you have to wonder ho many times, directly or indirectly, he is responsible for the rabbit dying.
 
2012-07-19 03:18:38 PM  
Frank Zappa has a jellyfish (Phialella zappai), a spider (Pachygnatha zappa), and an entire genus fish named after him.
 
2012-07-19 03:30:33 PM  

Wolfmanjames: The Hefner rabbit is ironic, since you have to wonder ho many times, directly or indirectly, he is responsible for the rabbit dying.


See what you did there.
 
2012-07-19 03:42:33 PM  

Ed Willy: Wolfmanjames: The Hefner rabbit is ironic, since you have to wonder ho many times, directly or indirectly, he is responsible for the rabbit dying.

See what you did there.


Even my typos are brilliant!
 
2012-07-19 05:01:30 PM  
Come on BBC, where's Masiakasaurus knopfleri?
 
2012-07-20 10:02:11 AM  
I see articles about species named after people all the time, but what about the people named after species?

"Dog" the bounty hunter
Cat Stevens
"Moose" and his girlfriend "Midge"
"Moose" on Futurama (with an impressive rack on him, I must say)
"Hoss" Cartwright
Spiderman
"Teddy" Roosevelt (well, actually he has a toy bear named after him, but it was too close to miss)
Bull Drummond
Mad Dogs everywhere
The Black Widow

and so forth.
 
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