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Baracktrema obamai: Parasitic flatworm laying eggs in turtle lungs named after US president
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.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientists name parasite after Barack Obama
Other presidents have mountains named after them. They’re the namesakes for high schools, boulevards, space centers, libraries, airports, and elk. George Washington has the capital of our country named for him, for crying out loud.But how many of them have the dubious honor of being the namesake for...
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