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Someone Named a Bug After Al Gore

by Ryder

Good one, Science. An entomologist in Peru found a new bug. It's a type of mantis, you are probably familiar with the praying mantis which looks like this:

So, in accordance with standard social etiquette for a bug guy, the scientist decided to name him after this dude:

Yup. Former VP Al Gore. The official name of this new creature is Litugusa Algorie . It's wicked fast and mostly lives in trees and bark. The scientist meant it as a tribute to Gore for his environmental work. But honestly if it means people are going to start name bugs after us, we're done recycling our beer cans.