When Petty Knows No Bounds: Trump's New Amphibian

He's about 6 inches long, blind, doesn't have any arms or legs, hunts for food with his tentacles and spends most of his time underground... and his name is dermophis donaldtrumpi.

He looks like a worm but is actually an amphibian -- related to frogs, toads and the like -- and he was just discovered by scientists in Panama.  

The chance to name the new little creature was put up for auction... and the co-founder of a sustainable building products company in the U.K. called EnviroBuild got the winning bid. 

Aiden Bell told CNN when he found out the new animal had a tendency to bury his head in the sand, he thought that was a big similarity to Trump's views on climate change and just couldn't resist the temptation.

And the price Bell paid for naming rights? $25,000... which ended up as a donation to the Rainforest Trust, which attempts to protect earth's remaining rainforests from climate change.

Jeanne Sparrow


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