Friday, 13 January 2012
Beyonce's latest joyful gift to the world
After birthing the holy child, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce has now received an even greater honour.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia has discovered a new kind of horse fly, and have, because of its large, golden rear, named it after the queen of everything herself, Beyonce.
The researcher who named the fly said of his decision:
"It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen that led me to name this fly in honour of the performer Beyonce as well as giving me the chance to demonstrate the fun side of taxonomy [looking at insects and stuff] – the naming of species."