Scientists have named a species of extinct lizard after the president of these United States. Dubbed Obamadon gracilis, the lizard is thought to have been a victim of the asteroid many believe to be responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs.
As much as I relish the idea of naming extinct reptiles after their modern-day political counterparts, I'm much more interested in the economic side of it. The International Star Registry has made a killing over the last three decades marketing the prospect of naming a star after a loved one. Why couldn't the same thing be done with the naming of extinct species? I mean, if the environmentalist doomsayers are right, it could be a very lucrative business.