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August 24, 2008

1 Time, 2 Times, Sold!

devadutta @ 10:51 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1219618314 ) Play

Apologies for the delay in posting. We were waiting on each other to post a question. Synchronization algorithms are not failure proof :)

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Cracked by: varuns88 , duriel , Nakul , rajeshvj , Dibyo , vijayaraghavan , Goyal , sidsen , Guneet , yaksha , akhi , joe , Priya , jayanth , malcaluffin.

Answer:

This prof dude (Dr Richard Harrington) bought an insect fossil on eBay for a mere 20 Euros and it turned out to be from a new species. He wanted to name it after eBay, but was scared of being frowned upon by his collegues and named it “Mindarus harringtoni” after Dr. Harrington.

Cool, no?


19 Responses to “1 Time, 2 Times, Sold!”

  1. Rohan
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    ebola virus and ebay.. ebay was started by pierre omidyar as a site on the ebola virus or some such.


  2. varuns88
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    1.Mindarus harringtoni fossil? or its imitation..

    The 45-million-year-old aphid fossil was bought for a paltry 20 pounds by Dr.Richard Harrington on eBay.


  3. duriel
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    Dr Richard Harrington, bought a fossilised insect on the web auction site eBay for £20. It belongs to a previously unknown species of aphid.

    The bug has been named Mindarus harringtoni after the scientist.


  4. Nakul

    Mindarus harringtoni dicovered acciedntly when Dr.harrington bought thison eBay from a Lithuanian dude


  5. rajeshvj
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    A scientist bought a fossilised insect on eBay for £20. He discovered that it belonged to a previously unknown species of aphid.

    I had read this news a few days ago on BBC :-)


  6. Was this the first item sold on eBay?


  7. Dibyo
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    The bug has been named Mindarus harringtoni after Dr. Harrington, who first considered naming it Mindarus ebayi after the site he won it on


  8. vijayaraghavan

    Mindarus harringtoni. Some guy discovered an unknown insect on ebay.


  9. Goyal
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    Mindarus harringtoni, not named Mindarus ebayi


  10. sidsen
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    Mindarus harringtoni – a new bug in the pipeline


  11. Guneet

    Here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sci.....572052.stm

    :-D


  12. yaksha
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    [rip]
    A scientist who bought a fossilised insect on the web auction site eBay for £20 has discovered that it belongs to a previously unknown species of aphid.
    [/rip]


  13. akhi
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    A scientist saw a curious item on eBay and decided to purchase it for £20.It ended up being an extinct insect encased in amber, to quote a blog.


  14. joe

    Fossilized insect in amber sold on ebay turned out to be a previously unknown species.


  15. akhi
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    It’s an Aphid


  16. Priya

    Mindarus harringtoni, new insect species discovered by Dr Richard Harrington who bought it in fossilised form from e-bay.


  17. Dr Richard Harrington discovered a previously unknown insect – after buying it on eBay. on august 20th..

    they should name it “Ebayatourous Foundicous” …


  18. Ajay Parasuram
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    Connect – Omidyar ?


  19. malcaluffin

    fossilized insect auctioned on ebay which was found to be a new species.

    it was named Mindarus harringtoni


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