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In the world of celebrities, it’s not uncommon for things to be named after them. But sometimes these tributes go a bit too far. Here is a list of the top 10 strangest things named after famous people.

10. Kaikaia gaga (Lady Gaga)

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Lady Gaga, the pop diva known for her eccentric outfits, now has an insect named after her. How fitting!

9. Gnathia marleyi (Bob Marley)

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Three decades after his death, legendary singer Bob Marley received an unusual tribute when a blood-sucking fish parasite was named after him. A bit strange, but certainly memorable.

8. Dendropsophus ozzyi (Ozzy Osbourne)

The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, has a frog species named after him. This frog, discovered in 2009, is known for its bat-like sounds. A nod to Ozzy’s infamous bat incident?

7. 116939 Jonstewart (Jon Stewart)

Comedian and TV host Jon Stewart has an asteroid named after him. A star status in the literal sense of the word!

6. Jaggermeryx naida (Mick Jagger)

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The iconic frontman of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, has fossils of a prehistoric swamp creature named after him. The fossils were named “Jaggermeryx Naida,” which translates to “Jagger’s water nymph.” It has something to do with the lips resembling Jagger’s.

5. Tom Cruise law (Tom Cruise)

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Tom Cruise, the Hollywood superstar, has a law named after him. This “Tom Cruise law” was introduced after the actor bought a sonogram machine for his ex-wife Katie Holmes during her pregnancy. The law prohibits non-medical individuals from purchasing personal ultrasound devices. A law as controversial as the man himself.

4. The Hoff (David Hasselhoff)

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David Hasselhoff, known from “Baywatch,” has a crab species named after him. Why? Because the crab has a hairy chest, just like the actor in his heyday. A tribute that’s both hilarious and fitting.

3. Galaxy CR7 (Cristiano Ronaldo)

Cristiano Ronaldo, the football legend, has a galaxy named after him. Given the name “CR7” (his initials and shirt number), it’s said that this galaxy existed when the universe was only 800 million years old.

2. Freddiemercury (Freddie Mercury)

Freddie Mercury, the legendary frontman of Queen, had an asteroid named after him for his 70th birthday. The band’s guitarist, Brian May, announced that Asteroid 17473 was renamed to “Freddiemercury” on September 5, 2016, in honor of the rocker’s extraordinary influence in the music world.

1. Dermophis donaldtrumpi (Donald Trump)

Donald Trump, the former president of the US, has an amphibian from Panama named after him. It’s called Dermophis donaldtrumpi. This creature is blind and buries its head in the sand, an ironic nod to Trump’s attitude towards climate change.

Menno, from the Netherlands, is an expert in unearthing fascinating facts and unraveling knowledge. At Top10HQ, he delves into the depths of various subjects, from science to history, bringing readers well-researched and intriguing insights.

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