If you watch "The Big Bang Theory," you probably laugh every time Sheldon Cooper says the B-word: "Bazinga!"
Now, in one of those amusing science-imitates-art moments, "bazinga" has been officially dubbed a species of a bee.
The writers of the hit comedy probably never imagined that the persnickety physicist Cooper's favorite word would be immortalized in actual science.
But thanks to a team of Brazilian biologists, a Brazilian orchid bee is now known by the name Euglossa bazinga.
"The idea was to honor actor Jim Parsons and his brilliant interpretation of Sheldon Cooper," Dr. André Nemésio, a biology professor at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia in Brazil told CNN.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
The show's writing quality has dropped in the last season or two, but that doesn't lessen how cool this is: