Top Ten Funniest and Most Ridiculous Organism Names

I'm not kidding, these names are real. These names will make you crack up!

The Top Ten

1 Naked Broomrape Naked Broomrape

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

2 Slippery Dick Slippery Dick

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

3 Mother-In-Law's Cushion Mother-In-Law's Cushion

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

4 Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate

"Uh, hey, Mr. Botanist. What plant is this? "
"Kiss me over the garden gate"
"Dude, seriously..."
"That IS the name! "

Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate (Persicaria orientalis) is a species of herbaceous flowering plant native to China - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

5 Great Tit Great Tit

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

6 Dik-Dik Dik-Dik

You mess with the dik-dik, you get kick in the dik-dik. - AlphaQ

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

7 Flying Buttocks Flying Buttocks

They looks like butts ahaha - AlphaQ

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

8 Obese Dragonfish Obese Dragonfish

The Bada$$ dragonfish looks cute and bada$$ at the same time.-Vestalis

FYI Obese means fa - AlphaQ

Doesn’t look fat - AlphaQ

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

9 Sarcastic Fringehead Sarcastic Fringehead

And I thought I was sarcastic until I saw this lil fringe head. Oh how delighted it looks… - AlphaQ

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

10 Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Humuhumunukunukuapua'a

Tounge-twisting name

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Rhinecantus rectangulus) is a species of triggerfish and is the state fish of Hawaii - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Teacher: aight Ross what’s your favourite animal?
Teacher: what tf ross u high? Detention!
Me: *dies* - AlphaQ

The Contenders

11 Booby
12 Satanic Leaf Gecko

Don't believe me? It's real - Toucan

Nah this looks fake. - AlphaQ

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