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

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

2 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

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.

3 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

Sounds like these birds are interested.

4 Dik-Dik

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

5 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

Mother in Law: What is that?
Son in law: That is a Mother-in-law cushion.
MIL: *sits on it* AHHH!

6 Humuhumunukunukuapua'a

Tounge-twisting name

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

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

7 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

8 Satanic Leaf Gecko

I'm religious. This is so funny

Don't believe me? It's real

Nah this looks fake.

9 Flying Buttocks

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.

10 Obese Dragonfish

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

The Contenders
11 Naked Mole Rat The naked mole-rat, also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. It is closely related to the blesmols and is the only species in the genus Heterocephalus of the family Heterocephalidae.
12 Booby
13 Sarcastic Fringehead

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

14 Dyckia
15 Spiny Lumpsucker
16 Pink Fairy Armadillo
17 Screaming Hairy Armadillo
18 Blobfish The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.
19 Sparklemuffin
20 White-Bellied Go-Away-Bird
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