Stupid: Scientists Name Extinct Lizard After Obama

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

Naming a snake after him would be more appropriate.

Scientists have named a newly discovered ancient lizard that went extinct around 65 million years ago after President Obama.

The lizard, which will be dubbed Obamadon gracilis, was discovered by fossil scientists at Yale and Harvard, according to the Boston Globe.

According to a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the lizard likely disappeared after a mass extension thought to be caused by the Chicxulub asteroid. The impact, near the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, is thought to have caused a megatsunami and clouded the earth’s atmosphere with dust and smoke.

Was it choom smoke?

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