Stephen Colbert gloriously schools scientists on ‘Lord of the Rings’
Stephen Colbert has a bone to pick with some spider-naming scientists.
Earlier this week, a group of scientists in Brazil described and named a new species of cave-dwelling spider. They decided to name the spider Iandumoema smeagol after the original name of a Lord of the Rings character that lives in a cave and coveted the One Ring, but Colbert — a known LOTR nerd — isn’t really happy with the choice.
Smeagol was actually a “kind and friendly Hobbit-like creature,” before he was corrupted by the One Ring, started living in a cave and turned into the scary, covetous Gollum Read more…