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July 31st, 2014
Scientist have discovered a new bug and decided to name it after Jennifer Lopez. That’s right. A was discovered underwater on a coral reef in an area between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The new bug is named “Litarachna lopezae” after the big booty singer. The scientists who found this new species claim they named the new species after JLo because “J.Lo’s songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014.” Sounds legit.
Now it may seem weird to be forever immortalized as a bug species, but celebrities are always getting named after weird things. From bugs and plants to laws and crabs, here are some of the weirdest things named after celebrities.
A group of scientists named a genus of ferns after Lady Gaga. The fern contained the DNA guanine, adenine, guanine, adenine (GAGA). Also the scientists stated that “we wanted to name this genus for Lady Gaga because of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression.”
Australian scientist found a new species of horse-flies that they named Scaptia Beyonceae after Beyonce. The scientists dedicated the fly after Queen B because it has golden hairs on it’s butt. Beyonce should be proud.
After visiting Bosnia Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and giving attention to the housing conditions the U.S. government donated $500,000 to help. In return the nation named an apartment complex after Angelina called Villa Angelina.
Liverpool dedicated a whole airport to the late John Lennon in 2002.
The Tom Cruise law was created after Tom Cruise purchased a sonogram machine when Katie Holmes was pregnant. The law bans non-medical personnel from buying ultra-sound machines. Awkward.
In 2004 Jon Stewart was honored with a main-belt asteroid named after him. Far out.
David Hasselhoff will forever be immortalized in the science world as a crustacean. Scientists discovered a new species of crap that had a hairy chest and reminded them of David Hasselhoff. Not the greatest thing to be named after.
Aegrotocatellus jaggeri is a species of trilobite that was discovered in 1995 and named after Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger.