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New fly is named after Arnold Schwarzenegger

By T.K. Randall
January 24, 2018 · Comment icon 7 comments

The fly has at least one thing in common with the former Mr Olympia. Image Credit: PD - RMY Auctions
A tiny fly with very strong forelegs has been named after one of the world's most famous bodybuilders.
Discovered by entomologist Brian Brown in the Amazon rainforest, the new species is in fact the world's smallest known fly and measures a miniscule 0.395mm in length.

Despite its tiny size however, the fly is also noted for having disproportionately muscular forelegs.

"As soon as I saw those bulging legs, I knew I had to name this one after Arnold," said Brown.

"Not only is he a major cultural icon and an important person in the political realm, his autobiography gave me some hope that I could improve my body as a skinny teenager."

The new species has since been named Megapropodiphora arnoldi.

Source: Phys.org | Comments (7)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Glockornothing 6 years ago
Was thinking a fly mated with it's maid (legal immigration status unknown), and had offspring which led to a fly divorce and was then discovered in a fly divorce court. Guess I was wrong.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Hawkin 6 years ago
Comment icon #3 Posted by Astra. 6 years ago
I wonder how Arnold Schwarzeneger feels now, after having the honour of a fly being named after him ?...wow! I bet that's something he never expected. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hawkin 6 years ago
There was a movie called Super Fly that was made in 1972. Maybe this will inspire him to do a remake.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Astra. 6 years ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Nostrodumbass 6 years ago
Imagine when you try and swat it, it grabs your arm, throws you to the ground and buzzes off yelling over it's shoulder: "I'll be backzzz!"
Comment icon #7 Posted by LightAngel 6 years ago

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