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John got a species of tarantula named after him.
21 October 2014
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A scary species of tarantula from the west Brazilian amazon has just been named after John Lennon . I wonder if this is in keeping with Marianne Faithfull's quote, "Nobody fucked with John Lennon ."

http://zeenews.india.com/news/.....88074.html

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21 October 2014
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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

21 October 2014
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I am the spider
Goo goo g'joob

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This reminds me of another story where some archeologists are digging around when they find some old fossilized remains of one of our distant biological ancestors and nicknamed it Lucy after the song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

 

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21 October 2014
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Accccckkkkkkkkkk! HELP!!! There's a tarantula in my front yard right now. My dog went over and sniffed it. Creepy!!!

21 October 2014
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Whoah! Maybe it's a John Lennon thingy.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

22 October 2014
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T'was strange to see it right after posting in this thread.

Hello, spirit of John. Perhaps I should have posted it in the Beatley moments thread. Out of context "I just saw a tarantula" might look a little strange in that thread.

I hope Paul isn't "infested" with John tarantulas during his upcoming Brazil tour dates.

Now exactly how do you use the word INFESTED correctly, @Expert Textpert?

22 October 2014
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I want one of these as a pet. Maybe we can make it the Beatles Bible House pet.

I think the description of John from the research paper is fitting:

From Bumba, a replacement name for Maraca Pérez-Miles, 2005 and Bumba lennoni, a new tarantula species from western Amazonia (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Theraphosinae)

"The specific name is patronymic in honor of John Winston Lennon (1940–1980), the legendary creator of The Beatles, who contributed to make this world a gentler place."

Look its a thingy! A fiendish thingy!

22 October 2014
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T'was strange to see it right after posting in this thread.

Hello, spirit of John. Perhaps I should have posted it in the Beatley moments thread. Out of context "I just saw a tarantula" might look a little strange in that thread.

I hope Paul isn't "infested" with John tarantulas during his upcoming Brazil tour dates.

Now exactly how do you use the word INFESTED correctly, @Expert Textpert?

I think you would say the concert hall is infested, unless they crawl in Paul's mouth while he sleeps.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

22 October 2014
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If the word gets around in the tarantula community that Paul is a vegetarian and animal friendly, they may feel comfortable crawling all over him.

Hey, wait a minute, that's my fantasy to crawl all over Paul McCartney a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I'm sure tarantulas love Paul as much as everyone else does.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

22 October 2014
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^ Maybe they would eat him!

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Whoa, you mean they aren't vegetarians yet? Pehaps Paul can convert them with a catchy little tune.

22 October 2014
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He could call it Ta-rantu-Li Ta-rantu-La.

Spiders eating veggies in the marketplace
Paulie is the singer in a band
Spiders say to Paulie "Man, I like your face"
and Paulie lends the spiders all a hand

Ta-rantu-li Ta-rantu-La
Spider Blah
Oh!
La la la la life goes on.

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"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

22 October 2014
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...and they all lived happily ever after in a yellow submarine.

22 October 2014
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Wait . Make that they lived happily ever after in Octopus's Garden where there are Eight Days A Week . Mr. O has eight legs. Trantulas have eight legs. Help ! Started out as Eight Arms to Hold You.

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