Scientists Name Extinct Worm in Honor of Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse
Move over, Dave Mustaine!
The Megadeth mastermind might have a disgusting, hairy six-legged pest named after him, but Metal Insider reports that scientists have now named a “giant extinct bristle worm” (seen above attacking a fish in an artist’s recreation), which they’ve Christened ‘Websteroprion armstrongi’ after Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster:
“The newly-discovered species possesses an ‘unexpected combination of features seen in several different Palaeozoic polychaete families.’ Meaning, it broke record history having the largest jaws in this species based on fossil recordings, reaching over one centimetre in length. Its monstrous body size has been recorded as over one metre, comparing to an extant ‘giant eunicid’ species referred as ‘Bobbit worms.’”
Webster celebrated the honor with the video “x” by his other band, Blotted Science. Appropriately, the clip uses footage from the killer space worms movie Slither:
— Alex Webster (@AlexCannibal) February 21, 2017
Congrats to Alex Webster! Maybe the next Cannibal album can have a song about killer worms on it? Just a thought.