Genius Aquarium Names Otter After Benedict Cumberbatch

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News you can't really use, except to delight yourself: There is an otter at the Tennessee Aquarium named "Benny," after Internet heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch. Let's make sure to book our tickets together so we can get the group rate.

That is according to the Daily Dot. The Chattanooga outfit asked Facebook for possible names for the critter, who lives in their new River Otter Falls habitat, and several commenters instantly suggested Benedict, for reasons that will be obvious to anyone who's spent any time among the Sherlock fans on Tumblr. The aquarium quickly made it official. Benny and friends have been living at the aquarium for several months now, but nevertheless it seemed important that we alert any readers who previously missed this vital news.

This has been your Benedict Cumberbatch Dispatch of the Day.

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