Apr 29, 2005

Bush has slime-mold beetle named after him

Thursday, April 14, 2005 Posted: 6:34 PM EDT (2234 GMT)
ITHACA, New York (AP) -- Not just anybody can say he has a slime-mold beetle named in his honor. But George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald H. Rumsfeld can.

Entomologists Quentin Wheeler and Kelly B. Miller, who recently had the task of naming 65 newly discovered species of slime-mold beetles, named three species after the president, vice president and defense secretary.

The monikers: Agathidium bushi Miller and Wheeler, Agathidium cheneyi Miller and Wheeler, and Agathidium rumsfeldi Miller and Wheeler...

I don't know - I find this to just be too rich on its own to even have to write anything here. I love the oddball humor of some scientists.

1 comment:

burnedouteyes said...

ha ha

the poor beetles...