Top Ten Funniest and Most Ridiculous Organism NamesXxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX I'm not kidding, these names are real. These names will make you crack up!
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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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
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. - ArigatoKawaii
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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Mother in Law: What is that?
Son in law: That is a Mother-in-law cushion.
MIL: *sits on it* AHHH! - ArigatoKawaii
"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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Woman: Mr. Scientist what is this kind of bird?
Scientist: Those are "Great Tits", mam.
Woman: Pervert! *slaps* - ArigatoKawaii
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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Kid: Flying Buttocks!
Parents: There is no flying buttocks here, honey. - ArigatoKawaii
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 Institut - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
The Bada$$ dragonfish looks cute and bada$$ at the same time.-Vestalis
Doesn't look too obese, and this name's pretty insulting for the fish...
Obese dragonfish (Opostomias micripnus) is a species of barbeled dragonfish - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Kid: "Look what I found, Mom! " *picks up sarcastic fringehead*
Parents:"Put it back. AHORA! "-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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Rhinecantus rectangulus) is a species of triggerfish and is the state fish of Hawaii - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Don't believe me? It's real - Toucan
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2. Slippery Dick
3. Mother-In-Law's Cushion