Heh. I'm currently studying (there's no exact English translation, but it's something akin to) environmental care and so I've been learning hundreds of plants and animals. When you spend enough time staring at different species and their names, you start to snicker at a lot of stupid things.
Turdus pallidus (Pale Thrush) was really funny to me. The funniness of the genus name is probably obvious, but on top of that, "palli" refers to balls in Finnish. I know, this is the humor of a first-grader, but that's how low you sink when you're tired enough.