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April 6, 2011

It sucks!

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1302134369 ) Play

Yay! Guest question time! This one is from udupendra. Thanksu saar.

After what device is this microbe (the circular one at the center of the picture) named?

Update: Hint: The device it is named after sucks. Literally.

Update: Hint: Think about devices that suck and look like the microbe in center.

Cracked by: udupendra , Raghuvansh , Rogi , jowens and dineshk

Answer:
Roomba. This is the microbe Roombia truncata, named after the
robotic vacuum cleaner to describe its gliding motion on the surface
and active feeding behavior.

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

9 Responses to “It sucks!”

  1. udupendra
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    Roomba. This is the microbe Roombia truncata, named after the robotic vacuum cleaner to describe its gliding motion on the surface and active feeding behavior.


  2. Raghuvansh
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    Roomba / Roombia truncata.


  3. Rogi
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    Wow! This is a tough one.

    “Vacteria”?
    “Gram Positive Bacteria”

    Neither sounds really correct. Guess I’ll keep looking.


  4. Rogi
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    The one on the left of the circular one might be “syringae”


  5. Rogi
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    Sputnik? Electrolux? Kirby? Hoover?
    So many ways to go.


  6. Rogi
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    After the hinting, you must be talking about a Roomba.
    But I can’t find any reputable confirmation of that, anywhere.


  7. jowens
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    Evidently the “Golgi apparatus” is nicknamed the “Roomba”.


  8. aditthya

    midichlorian?


  9. dineshk
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    Roombia truncata – Had a suspicion that it was related to the roomba even b4 the hints but this one was hard to google.


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