View Full Version : Newly Discovered Flatworm Is Named After Obama

09-09-2016, 01:22 AM
Introducing Baracktrema obamai

By Kate Baggaley (http://www.popsci.com/popsci-authors/kate-baggaley) 12 hours ago

http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/large_1x_/public/images/2016/09/baracktrema.jpeg?itok=h6yYVxSx&fc=50,50 Roberts et al. (2016)

The blood fluke Baracktrema obamai, which represents both a new genus and species of parasitic flatworm.

A new species of blood fluke was found infecting the lungs of turtles in Malaysia. This parasitic flatworm has been dubbed Baracktrema obamai, in honor of the President of the United States (who is the fifth cousin twice removed of one of the discovering scientists).
A turtle was overheard saying get off of me you son of a whore!

09-09-2016, 09:26 AM
:biggrin-new: :vomit:

09-09-2016, 11:37 AM
Living off the blood of others. Sounds like the cuz knows his relative pretty well.

09-09-2016, 09:11 PM
The Parasite President!

Between worms and toilets, this guy has a hell of a legacy! :biggrin-new:

09-09-2016, 09:15 PM
The Parasite President!Between worms and toilets, this guy has a hell of a legacy! :biggrin-new:You have to be important to have a parasite named after you, Adam has a tick.