Thursday, April 14, 2005

Mold Eating Beetles named after Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld

"The new species are called Agathidium bushi, Agathidium cheneyi and Agathidium rumsfeldi... Other new species discovered at the same time were named after the scientists' wives, the Star Wars villain Darth Vader and the Greek words for 'ugly' and 'having prominent teeth'...

At least two former US presidents have species named after them, the Washington Times newspaper reports.

A deer, an elk and a lion are named after Theodore Roosevelt, while Abraham Lincoln has a wasp and a rose in his name."


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