Weird creatures named after celebrities

Would you be honored or disgusted if a fly had your name?

Stars Insider

15/06/18 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Organism

It's no news that celebrities are influential. Though most of their influence is restricted to popular culture, it sometimes extends to the scientific community as well. As weird as that may sound, it's actually rather common. Famous people have served as inspiration for names for all kinds of organisms, from animals and plants, to bacteria and fungus. 

Click through the gallery and check out some popular celebs who have inspired living organisms' names.

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