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Spider Named After Neil Young

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: May 12, 2008 • References: uk.reuters
You know how you've really made it big? They name a spider after you. That's what happened to Neil Young recently. A new breed of trapdoor spider was discovered, and the researchers, who were clearly huge fans of the Canadian singer, named it Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.

The biologist and bit time fan was Jason Bond of East Carolina University.

"There are rather strict rules about how you name new species," Bond said.

"As long as these rules are followed you can give a new species just about any name you please. With regards to Neil Young, I really enjoy his music and have had a great appreciation of him as an activist for peace and justice."

The photo shown is an actual shot of the official Neil Young Spider found in Jefferson County, Alabama in 2007.