Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ten Things Named After Rhinoceroses

1) The Rhino
One of Spider-Man's eternal foes, The Rhino made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #41.

2) The Leeds Rhinos
The Leeds Rhinos is a rugby team from Leeds, Wets Yorkshire. They won the 2011 Super League and are the most successful squad in the history of Super League rugby.

3) The Yamaha Rhino
The Yamaha Rhino is a two person off road vehicle.

4) Rhinoceros Beetle
Rhinoceros beetles (I wonder why they call them that) are a subfamily of the scarab beetle family. They are know for their bizarre shapes and huge sizes, but completely harmless to humans.

5) Rhinoceros: The Movie
Rhinoceros is a movie starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder based on the Eugene Ionesco play.

6) The Toughskin Rhinoceros Wrangler Company
The Toughskin Rhinoceros Wrangler Company is a childrens' book written by poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg and illustrated by Jenny Mathews. 

7) The Chiappa Rhino
The Chiappa Rhino is a snub-nosed revolver designed to fire from the lower chamber , a design intended to reduce muzzle flip. 

8) The Rochester Rhinos
The Rochester Rhinos are an America professional soccer team that plays in the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

9) Rhino
Rhino is a WWE and ECW extreme wrestler best known for his finishing move, "The Gore."

10) Rhinoceros the Play
Rhinoceros is a stage play written by Hungarian Absurdist Eugene Ionesco in 1959. In the play the inhabitants of a small French village turn into rhinoceroses one by one, save one character who refuses to accept he is a rhinoceros. The play is about conformity the sudden adherence of otherwise average people to ideologies that are dangerous or destructive.

This year alone over 200 of the 30,000 rhinos remaining on the planet have been poached in South Africa alone. Please say something.


  1. This is a great list. I read only today last year was the worst year in a long time for rhino poaching.

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