A Virginia Tech entomologist named a new millipede species after Taylor Swift
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Derek Hennen is a Virginia Tech scientist and a huge fan of Taylor Swift. So when his team discovered a new species of millipede in Taylor Swift's home state of Tennessee, he named it after her. The Swift Twisted-Claw Millipede is one of many species Hennen's team discovered, and Swift is not the only one with a nom de millipede. One is named for the Virginia Tech Hokies, and another is named for Hennen's wife.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BLANK SPACE")
TAYLOR SWIFT: (Singing) And I'll write your name.
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