Strangest Things that are Named After Famous PeopleIt is always an honor to have something named after you, but there are some things that go a little too far. Whether it's an asteroid, an insect, or even an extinct species, we will be looking at the 10 weirdest things named after famous people. I hope you enjoy this list, and make sure to follow me if you enjoy the lists I make.
A new amphibian discovered in Panama has been named after U.S. President Donald Trump, following his comments about climate change. It is called the Dermophis donaldtrumpi. The creature is blind and buries its head in the sand.
The late Queen frontman received his very own asteroid on his 70th birthday. The band's guitarist, Brian May, announced that Asteroid 17473 was renamed "Freddiemercury" on September 5, 2016, honoring the rocker's outstanding influence in the world of music.
A galaxy discovered in 2015 was named after the Real Madrid star player. Given the name "CR7" (his initials and shirt number), the galaxy was said to have existed when the universe was only 800 million years old.
An unusual crab species was named after the former "Baywatch" actor as the crab had a hairy chest.
A “Tom Cruise law” was passed when the actor purchased a sonogram machine for his ex-wife Katie Holmes during her pregnancy. The law prohibits non-medical people from buying personal ultrasound machines.
I'm interested as to why. Are they dangerous?
Mick Jagger had the honour of having fossils of a prehistoric swamp creature named after him. The fossils were named "Jaggermeryx Naida" (Jagger's water nymph) after the singer.
Producer, comedian, and TV host John Stewart has a main-belt asteroid named after him.
A new species of bat frog, called "Dendropsophus Ozzyi," was named after musician Ozzy Osbourne. The frog was discovered in 2009 and is said to produce shrill, bat-like sounds.
Three decades after his death, the late singer Bob Marley received an unusual tribute when a blood-sucking fish parasite was named after him in 2012.
My brother mentioned once that this was the only thing he knew about Barbra Streisand. I guess it's not that surprising for me though.
Not a tangible thing but it's worth mentioning.
A beetle species. As a Nightwish fan, I love this
They rock the deep sea! :0