Scientists have named a new bee species after Dr. Sheldon Cooper, the fictional physicist who Jim Parsons plays on "The Big Bang Theory".  Specifically, it was named after Sheldon's catchphrase: "Bazinga!"

The species' full name is:  "Euglossa bazinga."

One of the show's producers says Sheldon would be "honored" by this, because, quote, "After 'Mothra' and griffins, bees are his third-favorite flying creatures."