14 Feb – Contribute to the world of education and you just might find an insect being named after you.
That's what the scientists in the field of ecology did recently, Mingpao reported, when an article from an international Chinese journal of ecology titled, "A New Species of Nemoura (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) from Sichuan Province" revealed on 5 February that the newly discovered species has been named Nemoura hugekootinlokorum after Chinese heartthrob Hu Ge and Hong Kong top star, Louis Koo.
It was revealed that the species is named in honour of the two renowned actors so to express appreciation for their "contribution to elementary education and environmental preservation in the mountainous areas of western China."
Louis Koo is known for his many great deeds, from building hundreds of schools, wells, and clinics in the remote areas of China, to setting up a charity fund to aid areas devastated by natural disasters.
Meanwhile, Hu Ge has been known to be involved in various charity activities, including establishing a primary school in southwest China's Yunnan Province. He was also the ambassador of Greenriver Environmental Protection, a non-government environmental protection organisation. It was established to pursue ecological and sustainable development in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.