Jeff Daniels Gets Newly Discovered Parasitic Worm Named After Him

Jeff Daniels now has a parasitic worm named after him, but this was done as a pay of paying tribute to the acclaimed actor. Per Variety, scientists at the University of California, Riverside discovered a rare new species of a worm that attacks and kills tarantulas. Because Jeff Daniels’ character took on a swarm of deadly spiders in the 1990 film Arachnophobia, the researchers officially dubbed the worm “Tarantobelus jeffdanielsi.”

Because he was the ultimate spider killer in Arachnophobia, a parasite that targets tarantulas has been named after Jeff Daniels.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed

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