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Javed Ahmed

Scientists name new spider after Harry Potter’s sorting hat

MUMBAI:┬áIndian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks "uncannily" like the sorting hat in Harry Potter and have named it after its owner Godric Gryffindor, they said Thursday. The ardent fans of the boy wizard came across the seven millimetre (around a quarter of an inch) spider in October last year during a survey of the lush Western Ghats mountain range in south-west India. "My colleagues and I are geeks and we all thought, 'Hey this curious little spider looks exactly like the sorting hat.' It…