Radiohead Inspire Name Of New Ant Species

04-29-2017
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(Radio.com) Surely, any musician would feel honored to have a new species of organic life named after them. But if you're an original, experimental band that has weathered the storms of britpop, alt-rock and even electronica, you might hope the creature to take on your mighty moniker would be larger than… an ant.

For Radiohead, that's just not the case. A new type of ant discovered in the Venezuelan Amazon has been named Sericomyrmex radioheadi, reports Phys.org.

As it turns out, the scientists are serious fans of Radiohead, which they credit for more than their ability to raid picnic tables and lift objects many times their own weight. Read more here.

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