It's time for another scientist hashtag roundup, y'all. This one celebrates one of my favorite science quirks: The fact that sometimes, totally official scientific names for an animal can be -- well, really goofy.
I feel like there's a misconception that scientific names, being Latin or Latin-esque, must be stodgy and boring. In reality, the names are created by the scientists in charge of identifying the new species in question. And here's a shocker: Some scientists are goofballs. Or total dorks.