Top Ten Funniest and Most Ridiculous Organism NamesI'm not kidding, these names are real. These names will make you crack up!
The Top Ten
You're walking through a garden and you saw a pretty little flower. You don't know what it is, so you asked a botanist, and your jaw dropped after s/he told you that it's called "naked broomrape". Strange name for a pretty little flower
Naked broomrape (Orobranche uniflora) is a species of parasitic herbaceous plant native to North America
I hope that doesn't put a dirty image in your head...
Slipper dick (Halichoeres bivittatus) is a species of wrasse native to shallow tropical waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean
Man: What is this plant?
Female Botanist: That is one "Slippery Dick".
Man: You wanna do it?
Female Botanist: No,sir. That was the name.
You've gotta be kidding me, scientists!
Greattit (Parus major) is a species of passerine bird which is a common species found in Europe, Middle East, Central, and North Asia, and woodlands of North Africa
Sounds like these birds are interested.
You mess with the dik-dik, you get kick in the dik-dik.
I saw these in a book once.-Vestalis
Dik-diks (Madoqua sp.) are small antelopes that live in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa
Despite that name, don't give this plant to your mother-in-law for her to make it her cushion, because it's a CACTUS
Mother-in-law's cushion (Echinocactus grusonii) is a species of cactus endemic to east-central Mexico
Mother in Law: What is that?
Son in law: That is a Mother-in-law cushion.
MIL: *sits on it* AHHH!
"Uh, hey, Mr. Botanist. What plant is this? "
"Kiss me over the garden gate"
"That IS the name! "
Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate (Persicaria orientalis) is a species of herbaceous flowering plant native to China
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Rhinecantus rectangulus) is a species of triggerfish and is the state fish of Hawaii
Teacher: aight Ross what’s your favourite animal?
Me: HUMUHUMUNUNU KUNUKUAPUAA!
Teacher: what tf ross u high? Detention!
I'm religious. This is so funny
Don't believe me? It's real
Nah this looks fake.
Kid: Flying Buttocks!
Parents: There is no flying buttocks here, honey.
They looks like butts ahaha
Actually, it kinda does look like floating butts...
Flying buttocks (Chaetopterus pugaporcinus) is a species of polychaete worm found by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
Doesn't look too obese, and this name's pretty insulting for the fish...
Obese dragonfish (Opostomias micripnus) is a species of barbeled dragonfish
Doesn’t look fat
FYI Obese means fa
The Bada$$ dragonfish looks cute and bada$$ at the same time.-Vestalis
How did it get the "sarcastic" part of name? Does it always speak sarcasticly in fish language?
Sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi) is a small but very aggresive fish with a large mouth
And I thought I was sarcastic until I saw this lil fringe head. Oh how delighted it looks…
Kid: "Look what I found, Mom! " *picks up sarcastic fringehead*
Parents:"Put it back. AHORA! "-Vestalis