Jim Parsons (i.e. the actor who plays Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory”) can now add naming a bee species to his list of accomplishments.
This is because a Brazilian biologist named Andre Nemesio has recently decided to take Sheldon Cooper's catchphrase, “Bazinga!” and turn it into a proper name for a species of orchid bee.
Needless to say, this has only happened because said biologist is a big fan of both this television series and of Jim Parsons' character.
The bee species named after Sheldon Cooper is to be referred to as Euglossa bazinga from now on, sources
Commenting on the biologist's decision, Co-producer Steven Molaro made a case of how, “Sheldon would be honored to know that Euglossa bazinga was inspired by him. In fact, after 'Mothra' and griffins, bees are his third-favorite flying creatures.”