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    Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:53:14

    Bono Has Spider Named After Him - It's the Aptostichus bonoi

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    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) announces the free download of the new U2 album on iTunes as members of U2 The Edge (2nd L), Larry Mullen Jr (C), Adam Clayton (2nd R) and Bono as and look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    U2 singer Bono is a real Spider-Man!

    Biologist Jason Bond of Auburn University in Alabama has discovered 33 spider breeds and he named one Aptostichus bonoi after the Irish frontman. Remember, Bono scored the Broadway show, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, so it's only right that he is named after an arachnid.

    The Bono spider is a trapdoor spider as it was found living in California's Joshua Tree National Park, which is also the name of a famed U2 album! That's even more reason to name a spider after Bono. Although if Bond wanted to get technical and really split hairs with accuracy, he would have named the spider Paul Hewson, which is Bono's real name.

    May we lobby for Bond's next spider to be named after The Edge, U2's amazing guitarist?

    What is your favorite U2 song?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    01.24.13



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