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The enormous popularity of Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory has at least one egghead buzzing in Brazil. A biologist there decided to pay tribute to a new bee species by giving it a name that’s associated with Jim Parsons’ role on the CBS comedy.

Meet the Euglossa bazinga (above) — a “misunderstood” orchid bee that looks awfully similar to the more common western Brazilian orchid bee. Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio from the Universidade Federal de Uberlandia discovered the new species and decided to dub it by using Dr. Cooper’s fun catchphrase. “Sheldon Cooper’s favorite comic word bazinga, »


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