Scientists Name Parasite Worm In Honor Of Barack Obama


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RT – A new species of parasitic flatworm infecting turtles in Malaysia was named after outgoing US President Barack Obama. The scientist who discovered the worm says he has already named a number of species after people he “admires.”

Baracktrema obamai was discovered in two species of freshwater turtles, the black marsh turtle (Siebenrockiella crassicollis) and the southeast Asian box turtle (Cuora amboinensis)

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  1. #1 by trevorlabonte on 09/09/2016 - 11:24 am

    I find this very unfair to those poor worms.

  2. #2 by 5 dancing shlomos on 09/09/2016 - 4:20 pm

    after office oreobama will become a nothing like george moron
    maybe they can get together and swap puppet stories
    maybe not
    w too dumb

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