I am not being insulting. I am just stating the facts...
Via Washington Post:
Obama is a parasite.
He’s also a fungus, a spider and an extinct lizard.
But before President Obama’s critics rejoice, having unappealing species named after you is apparently a good thing.
“Honestly, it’s difficult for me to envision a higher honor,” Jason Bond, an Auburn University professor, told the Loop. “It’s permanent. In science, there are few things that we do as scientists that has the permanency that taxonomy does.”
Bond, a spider expert at the university’s Department of Biological Sciences and its Museum of Natural History, discovered several new species of trapdoor spiders in late 2012, and named one of his
favorites, “Aptostichus barackobamai” after the president. It had unique characteristics, Bond said, like Obama.
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