Thursday, January 5, 2017

ZooWeird 36

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

The Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) is the most famous and the largest of the rhinoceros beetles. Native to the rain-forests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles, it is also one of the largest beetles we know, with adults growing up to 17 cm (6.5 in) in length. (All animal info from

A beetle named for Hercules?
(Can this be true at all? Oh, please!)
Okay, we’re talking in degrees?

In beetle-world he’s big and strong,
But he would not survive too long
In other worlds—like Famous Song?

Where Beatles have remained a force—
Though two of them are dead, of course,
For which we all feel deep remorse.

Our names don’t always make much sense—
At times they seem a little dense:
A little thing we call immense!

(It's all relative, I guess
And relatives can be a mess!)

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