[–] gazillions 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Hahahahaha Honest, it's an honor. Be proud of your parasitic nature barack ocommie.

[–] Morbo 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That poor worm. It's terrible it got named after such a foul creature. It may be a parasite but that's a better station in life than its namesake.

[–] wgtt911 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

when the jokes write themselves.. has always been a worm...

[–] Mumbleberry [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And a parasite.

[–] Cat-hax 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can't tell if the scientist is serious or is trolling hardcore.

[–] Mumbleberry [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Cue that "why not both" meme.

[–] Mortifera 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Even a parasite deserves to be remembered with a better name. He deserves to be forgotten.

[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/aNr6j :

New parasite species is named after Obama | Daily Mail Online

'US scientists have discovered a new species of a parasitic flatworm that infects turtles in Malaysia, and named it after Barack Obama as a way of honoring the US president. '

'The flatworm, coined Baracktrema obamai, is so unusual that it merits not only a new species designation, but its own genus, too. ', "The new species was discovered by Thomas Platt, an expert on turtle parasites who recently retired from Saint Mary's College in the state of Indiana."

'"I have named a number of species after people I admire, from my father-in-law, my Ph.D. adviser, and good friends who are academics and/or amateur naturalists," Platt said in a statement. ', "He was also influenced by doing genealogy research that traced his family and the US president's family back to a common ancestor."

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[–] superbhub12 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Did Obama dicovered that worm :D :D

[–] Mumbleberry [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You are a moron.

[–] genwhy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes, he will shortly be nominated for the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

[–] CrudOMatic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago