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Scientists name newly discovered dinosaur after President Obama

11:37 pm - 12/12/2012
President Barack Obama is respected around the world and has won many distinctive honors; Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year', two Grammy Awards, and even a Nobel Peace Prize - one of only four presidents to do so. In a new report by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it has been revealed that Yale scientists have named a newly discovered dinosaur after President Barack Obama. It is called Obamadon gracilis.

The lizard sized dinosaur is thought to have lived on insects, and was small in stature in comparison to other known behemoths. Researchers say that the dinosaur's size is not in anyway a political reference. The name Obamadon was chosen due to the lizard's tall, straight teeth. According to sci-news.com Paleontologist Nick Longrich said, "Obama has these tall, straight incisors and a great smile."

The naming of the dinosaur was delayed until after the election. Nick Longrich says that "Romneydon" was not considered.

While in office President George W. Bush also had something named after him, the "agathidium bushi"; a slime-mold beetle. How appropriate.

Picture at the SOURCE is worth a thousand LOLs! :D

This is total news fluff, but who can resist a tale like this? Also, the picture! :D :D
the_physicist 13th-Dec-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
kaelstra 13th-Dec-2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
executivehpfan 13th-Dec-2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
OBAMADON!!! That is so much fun to say.
wrestlingdog 13th-Dec-2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
It has a great rhythm, doesn't it?
moonshaz 13th-Dec-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
It sure does!
oceandezignz 13th-Dec-2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Bwahahahaha Bush got a slime-mold beetle. Wow.

This is hilarious fluff.
kitanabychoice 13th-Dec-2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
That picture is killing me, hahahaha. And 'Obamadon' is kinda fun to say too. XD
wrestlingdog 13th-Dec-2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
NGL, that would be the ultimate awesome achievement for me. I was fucking obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid. I would totally die of happiness if someone named one after me.
thistlerose 13th-Dec-2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
This, pretty much. Fuck it, I still think dinosaurs make everything better.
layweed 13th-Dec-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
Me too. I had this book of dinosaurs, it was awesome.

One of them really terrified me as a kid though, I wish I could remember which. It wasn't so much the dinosaur as it was the drawing of the dinosaur though.
hey_mayonegg 14th-Dec-2012 05:30 am (UTC)
Nothing will ever be cooler than dinosaurs!
layweed 13th-Dec-2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry what?
layweed 13th-Dec-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Why is there an RPG strapped to his back? That's a Soviet weapon! IS OBAMA A COMMUNIST?! WHY IS THERE NO GOOD REAL AMURRRIKAN USA FUCK YEAH BAZOOKA?
beautyofgrey 13th-Dec-2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Okay, not to be an arse, but Obamadon is not a dinosaur, it's a lizard (a polyglyphanodontian), which happened to live alongside dinosaurs. No dinosaur is a lizard & vice versa, they are distinct.

rhysande 13th-Dec-2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm kind of irritated at the title of the news article, too. Ancient lizard that lived during the time of dinosaur =/= dinosaur. Nothing like striving toward mediocrity in journalism.
moonshaz 14th-Dec-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
And it's not just the title. They call the creature a dinosaur ALL through the article!
tabaqui 13th-Dec-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
BWAhahhahaa, battle-raptor! I love it. And the Shrub getting a slime-mold beetle. How very apropos.
odontv 13th-Dec-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Forget being President, being a dinosaur is like the coolest it gets.

Edited at 2012-12-13 07:00 pm (UTC)
stainedfeathers 13th-Dec-2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
The dinosaur picture pisses me off. The original image is REGAN riding a dinosaur (http://sharpwriter.deviantart.com/art/Ronald-Reagan-Riding-a-Velociraptor-312025579) and Obama riding a Lion (http://sharpwriter.deviantart.com/art/Obama-Riding-a-lion-328924014). Someone took Heuser/SharpWriter's artwork against their wishes, photoshopped it and posted it around. The artists "signature" is now missing too (looks like it was cropped so it was cut off). I -hate- when people take others artwork without their permission. I love the originals, and love this artists work. People need to keep their hands off artwork that doesn't belong to them...


(Love Obamadon. Read about this a few days ago over at Terrierman's blog. There's apparently a fish and others nammed after the POTUS as well: "Barack Obama is one of five politicians who have had their names attached to newly discovered species of fish. Along with Etheostoma obama, there are species named after Teddy Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Al Gore. All five of the fish are newly discovered darters native to the rivers and creeks of northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee. Barack Obama also has a small carnivorous dinosaur named after him (Obamadon gracilis), as well as a lichen (Caloplaca obamae), and a worm (Paragordius obamai)." - http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2012/12/coffee-and-provocation.html )
agentsculder 13th-Dec-2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Let this be a lesson to Republicans: continue to deny basic scientific principles and you won't get cool stuff named after you! Or in George Bush's case, when they do name something after you, it will be a slime-mold beetle.
metanoiame 13th-Dec-2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Pure fluff...but I like it cause it's about dinosaurs. ;)
rjdaae 14th-Dec-2012 05:20 am (UTC)
I read the headline, and was like, "DINOSAUR? COOL!", but then I saw its name, and now all I can think of is this:

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