Monday, May 12, 2008


This is the first time I've link to Science Daily on this blog - and it may be the last. But this is a great story:

Neil Young may not have received a Pulitzer like Bob Dylan (yet), but Bob is probably jealous of Neil's latest honor - having a newly discovered breed of spider named after him. I'm not kidding.

Science Daily reports: "Jason Bond, an ECU professor of biology, has named a newly discovered trapdoor spider, Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi, after the legendary rock star.

'There are rather strict rules about how you name new species,' Bond said. 'As long as these rules are followed you can give a new species just about any name you please. With regards to Neil Young, I really enjoy his music and have had a great appreciation of him as an activist for peace and justice.'"

It would be funny if the Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi spent lots of time and effort buidling stuff up, only to leave it with no notice, and then maybe come back to it in the future.

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