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5 unlikely things named after musicians

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Everything derives its name from somewhere from idiotic corporate-sponsored stadiums such as the KFC Yum! Center to my own dog-Kurt Cobain Pardue. There are some things out there that are a little less out in the open and harder to spot. Many contend that the movie studio 20th Century Fox was named after the song by The Doors in 1967, which is a misconception due to the fact that 20th Century Fox got its name in 1935 when The Twentieth Century and Fox Film Corporation merged.

Check out my list of 5 very interesting things with a musical namesake. You may be surprised.

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Dustin M Pardue


The David Bowie Spider
The David Bowie Spider Senckenberg Museum of Natural History

The David Bowie Spider

The Heteropoda Davidbowie, a large, yellow, hairy spider native to Malaysia was named in honor of David Bowie's musical contribution to the arachnid world with his 1972 album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars."

The Britney Spears Law
The Britney Spears Law Dustin M Pardue

The Britney Spears Law

This 2008 law, which didn't pass, was designed to protect public figures from the paparazzi.  Would this have put TMZ out of business?

The John Lennon Airport
The John Lennon Airport Peed Airports

The John Lennon Airport

Lennon's hometown of Liverpool in northwest England named their international airport after the late Beatles member.  The sign even features artwork by Lennon.

Microscopic Madonna
Microscopic Madonna Getty Images

Microscopic Madonna

in 2006 the Echiniscus Madonnae was named.  It is a species of Targigrade, a microscopic water-dwelling organism that can survive 120 years without food or water and can withstand temperatures ranging from absolute 0 to well over 212 degrees fahrenheit.  Much like the real Madonna.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill WB Networks

One Tree Hill

The TV Series "One Tree Hill" was named after the song "One Tree Hill" by U2, who named the song after a landmark they liked in New Zealand.  To take it further, the TV show named many episodes after songs as well.


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