Scientists Name Fungus After Beloved Nickelodeon Cartoon [Headlines]
A newly discovered fungus get the ultra-popular name SpongeBob SquarePants because of it's wonky shape.
What’s round, bright orange, full of holes and resembles a sponge? A newly-discovered fungus that was named SpongeBob SquarePants, Spongiforma squarepantsii(pictured above). But instead of living in a pineapple on the seafloor at Bikini Bottom, the real-life SpongeBob is a terrestrial fungus that lives in rainforests on the tropical island of Borneo. The Guardian