Scientist Names New Species After Obama, But Wait Until You See What It Is

A scientist has named a new species Baracktrema Obamai in honor of President Barack Obama. According to Popular Science, one of the scientist who discovered the species is a fifth cousin twice removed from Obama.


But here's the funny part. The species is a parasite, a blood fluke flatworm that harms its host. It was discovered in two turtles in Malaysia.

What does the parasite do to its host? Makes it cough.

Irony, anyone?

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