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10 Cocktails Named After Famous People

It’s the weekend, so why not have a drink? If you want to add a little celebrity pizazz to your tipple, try one of these 10 cocktails named after famous people. 1. The John Daly © Mitchell Gunn/Icon SMI/Corbis You’ve probably seen this golf joke before, but it still makes us chuckle. A John Daly is an [...]

9 Spiders and the Stars They Were Named For

When I read that a new spider species was named Heteropoda davidbowie in honor of David Bowie, it reminded me of several other celebrities whose names were enshrined in taxonomy because there are so many new spiders being discovered as distinct species. With a little digging, even more star spiders turned up! 1. David Bowie German arachnologist [...]

Spider Named for David Bowie

German arachnologist Peter Jaeger has discovered 200 species of spiders in the past decade. Now he has named one of his finds after singer David Bowie. The new species, a large yellow spider in Malaysia, is called Heteropoda davidbowie. Jaeger said he named the spider to draw attention to the discovery, and to the endangered [...]