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Emma1
1280715.  Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:37 am Reply with quote

In 2011 a new mushroom was discovered in the rainforests of Borneo. Due to it's shape and texture the scientists in charge of its classification named it Spongiforma Squarepantsii. Dr Dennis Desjardin says that the editors of Mycolgia (an online research journal) rejected the name as they thought it was 'too frivolous'. However Desjardin and his colleagues insisted that "we could name it whatever we liked".

https://www.theguardian.com/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2011/jun/22/2
https://www.sfsu.edu/~news/2011/summer/8.html

 

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