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June 29, 2022


Pringles is petitioning the scientific community to rename a spider the Pringles Spider because it looks like their famous logo.

(Thanks to Janice Gelb)


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Pringles can do a whole marketing campaign around this.
"Free Spider in every can!"

Once again, the handy spider identification chart.

As far as I know, there is no scientific organization that assigns English names to spiders. The spider is officially named Araneus mitificus in Latin.

In general, whoever describes a species first gets to name it, subject to revision (as in this case) with advances in taxonomy, not petitions.

If we are going to have corporate sponsorship of spiders, then they deserve royalties and promotional items like fly-flavored Pringles.

Can you eat Pringles with kurds & whey?

Can they do duck lips?

May I petition the scientific community to name a spider after what mine look like?

Genus Squashicus Icythius.

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