fush

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
an old one but a good one: freakish, possibly human-eating catfish!

goonch in the sun

'Goonch' sounds like it should be a (possibly Australian) slang term for a vagina.

Speaking of genitalia, I don't care how massive and fierce that fish is, it's not a patch on the candiru in either the sheer terror or 'If God made this thing, he must be a bit of a sick fuck' stakes.
 

148 I.Q. Magical Thinker

Bamber Clatscoigne
Piglet squid

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Piglet Squid, Helicocranchia pfefferi: This funny looking squid is about the size of a small avocado and can be found most commonly in the deepwater (greater than 100 m or 320 ft) of virtually all oceans. Its habit of filling up with water and the funny location of its siphone with a wild-looking 'tuft' of eight arms and two tentacles had prompted scientists to name it the piglet squid.​

More smarmy than cute.
 

Sick Boy

All about pride and egos
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Piglet Squid, Helicocranchia pfefferi: This funny looking squid is about the size of a small avocado and can be found most commonly in the deepwater (greater than 100 m or 320 ft) of virtually all oceans. Its habit of filling up with water and the funny location of its siphone with a wild-looking 'tuft' of eight arms and two tentacles had prompted scientists to name it the piglet squid.​

More smarmy than cute.

WHAT?! That thing is real?! They don't all look like smiley faces drawn on beach balls do they????
 

Ness Rowlah

Norwegian Wood
Evolution - you know it makes sense,

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The time when young vertebrates first began to develop within their mothers’ bodies has now been pushed much further back in geological time, thanks to two remarkable discoveries involving fish. The story begins in the Gogo region of the northwest part of Western Australia, where a new species of fish was unearthed in May 2008. Measuring about 10 inches in length, it was named Materpiscis attenboroughi, after the broadcaster Sir David Attenborough who visited this area for his popular Life on Earth television series.


What made this find unique was the presence of an embryo attached to an umbilical cord within the fish’s body. It is exceedingly unusual to find soft tissue preserved in fossils. Normally, just the remains of the hard tissue, such as bones, are transformed in this way. Materpiscis was a well-armored bony fish, and it may have been that its body casing actually helped to preserve the soft tissue.

At the Natural History Museum in London, the existence of another fossilized gravid fish has just been confirmed. This species, called Incisoscutum ritchiei, was another placoderm swimming in the oceans at the same time as Materpiscis - about 380 million years ago during the late Devonian period. Scientists originally thought that the embryo in the body was actually the fish’s last meal, until the Materpiscis discovery caused them to reexamine this finding.​
 

sufi

lala
Huge blob of Arctic goo

A mysterious glob of unknown material up to 12 miles long has appeared off Alaska's northern coast.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer says, "It's certainly biological. It's definitely not an oil product of any kind."
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"It's definitely, by the smell and the makeup of it, it's some sort of naturally occurring organic or otherwise marine organism."
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"It's pitch black when it hits ice and it kind of discolors the ice and hangs off of it," Brower said.
He saw some jellyfish tangled up in the stuff, and someone turned in what was left of a dead goose -- just bones and feathers -- to the borough's wildlife department."
"From the air it looks brownish with some sheen, but when you get close and put it up on the ice and in the bucket, it's kind of blackish stuff ... (and) has hairy strands on it."

http://www.adn.com/2835/story/864687.html
 

zhao

there are no accidents
lovely stuff, guys. i'm so glad i clicked on this thread this fine sunday morning while i should be cleaning up the kitchen. (maybe god is trying to tell me something...)
 
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