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Photo: New Spider Species Named After Obama

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One of 33 newly described species of trapdoor spiders is named after President Barack Obama, reports Wired. Yikes!

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Tania Koshman (7)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:29 am

Lydia S. (161)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:46 pm
As a species spiders are incredible , So really its quite an honor for President Obama .

michelle l. (41)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:40 pm
Spammer reported Fiorenze B.

Muriel Servaege (55)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:19 pm
Thank you. Now it's been descovered, I hope it won't disappear as fast.

John D. (45)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:41 pm

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:21 pm

Jean C. (18)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 3:07 pm
How appropriate.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:24 pm
I like spiders. They help control insects.

Billie C. (2)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:09 pm
yep fits him a trap door spider. he's our trap door president.

SuzanneAWAY L. (137)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 11:23 pm
I guess there are all sorts of Obama supporters out there in all walks of life.

Anita R. (2)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:59 am
I like spiders, too. They eat other insects that we'd rather not have around our house. Scientists are studying the material they excrete to make their webs, because it is very strong and if they can replicate it, as many potential uses. Nature often comes up with things first that we humans can only try to emulate!

Edgar Zuim (47)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:29 am
I like spiders, far away from me.

John Gregoire (286)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 6:08 am
A louse would have been more appropo.

Ruth C. (264)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:00 am
I like Spiders, but outside.

Debbie W. (136)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:42 am
How very appropriate that a newly discovered spider species shall be named in honor of Obama. Spiders a.k.a. arachnids often live in shadowy places, use traps and cannibalism.

pam w. (138)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:20 pm
Sooooo many people here just can't swallow the fact that they lost the election! Pathetic and childish.

Spiders are COOL! I show them to patrons at the zoo. Kids love them....many adults as well.

So beneficial.

Deborah W. (6)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:33 am
Approprpiately named ... TRAPDOOR says it all for me.

Sergio Padilla (63)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:49 am
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