Other than impeachment and prison, it’s the greatest honor a federal official can logically expect.

Obama gets a parasitic worm named after him.

Meet Baracktrema obamai, a tiny parasitic flatworm that lives in turtles’ blood. A new study officially names the two-inch-long, hair-thin creature after Obama.

Thomas Platt, the newly retired biology professor at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana who chose the name, says it’s an honor, not an insult. Really.

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6 Responses to Other than impeachment and prison, it’s the greatest honor a federal official can logically expect.

  1. Chocs says:

    JOEL!!!!! I just HAD to share this with you…
    https://www.facebook.com/1688043914805178/videos/1780096562266579/
    Lemme know if you can’t open the link 😀

  2. Joel says:

    Brilliant! More complex to build than the bucket mouse trap, but more compact and esthetically pleasing.

  3. coloradohermit says:

    “says it’s an honor, not an insult”
    I’d hate to hear an insult then.

  4. John says:

    Ah, that posterity find and can appreciate!

    Always have there been, and will likely be always others,
    who walk even as early mammals.
    Back among dinosaurs.
    Big teeth that eat you as appetizer, and even herbivore not care,
    but be off of situation aware, will make pancakes.
    Mammals we are.
    Blessed.
    With tool ability…

  5. Robert says:

    Sigh. There’s a committee that exists just to re-name such things if they are deemed inappropriate. They gave the gene Sonic the Hedgehog the axe and I forget what others. Biologists used to have a sense of humor…

  6. Steve Smith says:

    Fantastic.says it’s an honor, not an insult.mouse &rat traps

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