Have You Seen Luc Longley's Shrimp?

From the "news so bizzare we just have to report on it" department... Look! Luc Longley named a new species of shrimp:

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But McCallum, now a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, hoped to accomplish a loftier goal: to raise money for marine conservation. She chose the popular web site eBay to raise funds for the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) by auctioning off the right to name the new species. [...]

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The winner of the eBay auction, with a bid of AU $3,600 (US $2,900), was Luc Longley, a former NBA basketball player who won three straight league championships with the dynastic Chicago Bulls team of the 1990s.

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Longley says that he was as excited to name the new shrimp species as he was to help the AMCS protect the marine environment. "You get to name a species and you get to donate to charity at the same time," he says. "It’s a fabulous concept."

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No word yet on whether this particular species is delicious, cheap, and just the sort of light appetizer that's perfect for your next cocktail party or office gathering... But like Luc Longley, it, uh, sure is interesting-looking:

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Say hello to Luc Longley's Lebbeus Clarehanna!

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(via The Scientist)

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