Scientists Discover New Bug and Star Wars Geek Out About It
Yep, I can totally see the likeness to Chewbacca.
In a move that really should not be a shock to anyone, scientists have found a new creepy looking beetle in Papua New Guinea and have named it, "Trigonopterus Chewbacca" after the big ol' lovable beast in Star Wars.
I absolutely love it when scientists do things like this. Name new species after funny science fiction characters. It says, "Yeah, you made fun of us in school for being geeks, but now we are naming species! Take that!" Thank you!
When Chewbacca was reached for comment he said:
"GAHHHHHAH, hun hun. MUAAAAHHH, mun, mun. Grrrrrrl"
I think that is approval, right? Someone get Han Solo to let us know.