<i>And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords</i>

By sizemore Last edited 167 months ago
<i>And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords</i>

Quentin Wheeler, the keeper and head of entomology at London's Natural History Museum, and another colleague have put the insect world into a bit of a spin after deciding to name three newly discovered species of slime-mould beetle after George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

Go on and take a few minutes to have a good laugh. We did.

Wheeler though is insisting that he admires these 'people' and is in fact honouring them by naming the insects after creatures that spend their days scrabbling around in festering goo.

Bush supporters will be annoyed, but we're more concerned for the feelings of the poor bugs that will forever get picked on by the more popular insects such as Darth Vader, Hernando Cortes and Pocahontas.

The naming of a bug that fools you into thinking it's going left and then swiftly speeds off to the right should sort out Blair's desperate need to be remembered. We'll let you know as soon as one is discovered.

Cheers to Corran for the link.

Last Updated 20 April 2005