The Water Bowl: Fly Gets Named After Beyoncé!

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updated 01/13/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 01/13/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET

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Beyoncé said she was bootylicious, and a rare horse fly has been named in honor of her derrière. The fly, now named Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, has a plump, golden rear-end and has been called the “all-time diva of flies.” –AFP

Have you seen American Stuffers, a show about taxidermists who freeze-dry pets? The process “makes for truly riveting television,” according to one critic. –New York Times

Excuse me, miss, I think you have something down your shirt. –The Sun

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has introduced legislation that aims to help retired military dogs. It would also “empower the Department of Defense to honor courageous or meritorious dogs, or those killed in action, through appropriate recognition such as a letter of commendation.” –The Hill