Hairy-Chested Yeti Crabs Dubbed ‘Hoff Crabs’ After Baywatch Star
He starred in Baywatch, cut a number of chart-topping singles in Austria and Germany, and even showed off his twinkle toes on Dancing with the Stars – albeit for just one episode. But this might be David Hasselhoff’s most fame-worthy moment to date: scientists have nicknamed a new species of crab after him.
When researchers uncovered a trove of new creatures while exploring deep-sea vents in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, they struggled with attaching monikers to the never-before-seen species. Until their scientific names are spelled out, the research team left it to their sense of humor. So the glistening yeti crabs with hairy chests were dubbed “Hoff crabs”, paying homage to the Baywatch star of the same attributes.