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Lady Gaga honoured with ferns

Lady Gaga has had 19 new species of fern named after her by botanists at Duke University in North Carolina.

The plant experts, led by Professor Kathleen Pryer, insist there was only one celebrity in consideration for the odd honor.


Professor Pryer explains the team named the ferns after the Paparazzi singer because "of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression."


There's also an academic reason behind the naming of the rare plants - a graduate student discovered the letters 'GAGA' appear in the plant's DNA sequence.