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Dec 10, 2012

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EXTINCT LIZARD NAMED AFTER OBAMA

SCIENTISTS NAME EXTINCT LIZARD AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA

The scientific community has come up with an unusual way of honoring President Obama's successful re-election campaign by naming an extinct lizard after the president.

"I was seriously thinking, if the election had gone the other way, I would have yanked it," Yale paleontologist Nicholas Longrich told the Boston Globe. "It might have seemed like we were mocking it, naming a lizard that goes extinct after that, seemed kind of cruel."

The newly named Obamadon gracilis was a small lizard that fed off of insects and was about a foot long before going extinct about 65 million years ago.
But Longrich and his peers say no one should read any political commentary into the choice. "We're just having fun with taxonomy," he said.

And as NBC's Cosmic Blog points out, this is actually the third organism named after President Obama, including a fish (Ethiostoma obama) and lichen (Caloplaca obamae).






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Scorned Husband in Jealous Spray

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A FURIOUS husband has taken public revenge on his wife's admirer in an unlikely place -- his rival's garage door.
A Reddit user with the screen name igotskraped posted a photo of a garage attached to a house in Illinois, tagged with a very clear message in red spray paint: "Don't e-mail my wife!!!!"
The scorned spouse added on the smaller side entrance: "Stop now".
The images were shared a month ago. There has been no update on this very public love triangle.

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