5 Sea Creatures Weirder Than The Florida Mermaid

The media was ravished earlier this year by the video / footage of the “thing” that became known as “The Florida Mermaid”, a creature so legendary and so looked everywhere, some people thought it would be wise to turn it into a viral hoax. That it is a hoax, nobody doubted for a second (oh well, maybe for a few days, until the truth became obvious to everybody), but the point is: why elaborating on such a prank, when this world’s waters are still full of sea creatures weirder than the Floria Mermaid and, above all, real?

florida mermaid

Humans’ imagination was always stirred by the supernatural, the unknown and the mysterious, especially when myths can become so palpable, we can see them with our own eyes, but until we can get our hands on a real manticore, a cockatrice or take live footage of the Kraken (not to mention an interview with Chtulhu), let’s take a look at what nature, in its generosity, offered us to our full amazement. Today we will remember five sea creatures weirder than the Floria Mermaid and stranger than fiction itself.

5. The Blobfish

blobfish

Also called in a few instances “The Fish from Hell”, this poor bastard is not only incredibly ugly, but now on the verge of extinction. While nobody cares to actually catch it, as it isn’t edible, it has the misfortune of living in the same waters and depths with other interesting sea creatures which are edible. Since it can’t swim normally, as it represents merely a gelatinous mass which floats, it is quite often caught together with its delicious buddies, the lobster and the crab.

4. The Firefly Squid

firefly squid

Instead of hunting for Ariel in the oceans at night, imagine seeing this little fellow glowing more spectacularly than your own Christmas Tree. It glows beautifully and when mating season comes, these sea beings put on a light show that would make Las Vegas look like a child playing with a flashlight. Among the most fascinating sea creatures weirder than the Florida Mermaid, the firefly squid, as tiny as it is, is a delight for everybody who has the chance of seeing it.

3. The Tassled Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish

Well, it is still far away from being categorized as a Stephen King nightmare lobstrosity, but if you look at this guy, you will realize all mermaids pale in comparison. It is venomous, carnivorous and that face alone can give you the chills. A lady-fish with hair is twice less interesting than this killer in the sea.

2. The Japanese Giant Spider Crab

japanese crab fish

This is the Godzilla of crabs, you know, those little creatures with many legs you order in your favorite sea-food restaurant, but try imagining how it would be to bump into one of these mutant – like sea dwellers. It has the body the size of a basketball and eight legs with a leg-span of up to 13 feet. One of the scariest sea creatures weirder than the Florida mermaid, this badass looking crab would inspire H.P. Lovecraft if he were alive today. Fortunately for everybody, it is less dangerous than it looks.

1. The Box Fish

box fish

Think about it for a second and admit frankly: when you are talking about fishes, generally, their elongated, dynamic shape is the first one that comes to your mind. Of course, some of them are rounder and puffer, but try imagining walking down the beach and seeing a cubic fish. Yes, one that is shaped like a cardboard box. This little oddity can be seen in Indonesia, and the Florida Mermaid has nothing on them, as when younger, the box fish come in colored shades, while the adult versions start displaying a blue – gray nuance that looks spectacular.

Do you want more sea creatures weirder than the Florida Mermaid? Check out specialized magazines and journals, deep – sea explorations’ results, documentaries and testimonials. You will realize that it is more amazing and entertaining to discover true nature than building up hoaxes.

Cheeky Pooches on the Internet: The Funniest Dog Memes

Aren’t dogs and the internet just the perfect combination? If you don’t laugh at a few of the following funny dog memes then you are either dead or a cat. Or a dead cat.

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5 Strange Animals You Would Love To Have As Pets

When it comes to owning a pet, most of us are happy with having a pack of fur full of heart and soul that barks, but is always ready to play and take us outside for the morning walk, or some creature whose favorite time of the year is messing around with our Christmas tree. Besides dogs and cats, another category of exotic people host in their homes some reptilian, a monkey perhaps, fish or birds. The even more exotic people who have the highest “coolness” standards go for tigers, lions, or everything else that can kill you in your sleep, maybe to prove that they’re made of iron backbones and nerves of steel. However, this world knows such animal variety, you often stumble upon entire lists of articles showing you animals you didn’t even know they existed, or creatures which mankind showed little attention because these animals knew where and how to hide.

This time we will travel the world, inspired by such wild beasts which became very popular in the last years and look at them from the pet perspective. Utopian approach, of course, as we would never capture and hold hostage creatures that are meant to roam free in their natural habitat. So this is more like an exercise of imagination. But let’s see together 5 strange animals you would love to have as pets, not only because they are funny looking, but some of them can be a real help around the house.

1. Tanuki – The Raccoon Dog

Raccoon Dog

This is more of a dog than a real raccoon, but the resemblance is spectacular. Imagine having friends and family members come visit you to see your new pet canid and see this beauty lying on the couch, barking friendly and wave its tail. This furry, magnificent creature lives in East Asia and if you own a house with a garden, you’re bound to ask your new dog to come down from that tree, because the Tanuki are said to be very good climbers. Imagine the family cat’s face when it sees this glorious tree – climbing animal.

2. The Patagonian Mara

Patagonian Mara

Admit it, this is cuteness overload and among all the strange animals you would love to have as pets, this one surely takes the cake. It is a rodent, however, originating from parts of Argentina, so beware keeping it in the house if you don’t want to refurbish your furniture or mourn your house plants. It somehow looks like a rabbit, but is kinda built like a kangaroo, with his hind limbs stronger and more muscular than the front ones. We don’t know if it kicks like a kangaroo, but that face is priceless and kids would love it.

3. The Flemish Giant Rabbit

flemish giant rabbit

Now this is not the strangest animal on the planet, granted, but come on, look at the size of this rabbit! It can serve as a guard dog, couch for the kids, pony for the little kids, nightmare for the cat and garden tool for the entire family. Imagine how this bundle of joy chews on everything, as it has to chew forever, and think about a career in the carpentry department. Some people would be afraid of it, as if you bother this one bad enough to jump at your throat, you’re history, but it seems to make a good family companion.

4. The Gobi Jerboa

gobi jerboa

It’s a rat that resembles a rabbit whose hind limbs look like those of a kangaroo. So basically this little adorable creature is a rodent, although we don’t know exactly if it is more a rabbit than a rat or the other way around. This is the perfect pet: eats plants and sometimes small insects, if happen to come across them, are so tiny you can train them to sleep on your pillow at night and have the cutest faces ever. Looking at them jump could be even funnier than the last rave party you attended.

5. The Gerenuk

gerenuk

This has got to be one of the most awesome strange animals you would love to have as pets. This one is a keeper. Now imagine having both a giraffe and a gazelle roaming around your property (you’d probably have to bring in a few of its friends too, so it doesn’t feel lonely). Its greatest feature, besides that head and face, is that it can stand perfectly vertical on his hind legs to reach the high bushes, twigs and trees. If you are a farmer or an orchard man, imagine how great would be to have the Gerenunk give you a hand at work by picking up the ripe fruit from the tops. After a hard day’s work, you two could share giraffe jokes and play some sick mind – tricks to the dog.

We know you want more, as there are more than these five strange animals you would love to have as pets, and if you’re thinking Red Panda, an Angora Rabbit or a Sunda Colugo, you are right, these creatures are awesome too and they deserve to be known. If you have some strange pets of your own, do share!

10 Moments in a Cat’s Christmas Holiday You Shold Be Ready For

Now every year it is the same thing for us when we’re getting ready to welcome the Christmas holidays’ spirit: we like to have our family and friends around, to get our loved ones nice, meaningful gifts, to cook the best dishes possible, to enjoy a few days off and relax after a year’s hard work. Together with us, our pets get some special treatment too. Except for cats. There are some moments in a cat’s Christmas Holiday that really questions both our mental sanity and theirs.

Why do we say that? Well, because we also developed a less “traditional” fashion, that of decorating not only the trees, the house, the office and practically everything that is suitable to bear some Christmas lights and some decorations on, but it seems we have an almost sadistic pleasure of tormenting our pets during the holidays, the complaints that Grumpy Cat has made its voice heard in all corners of the Internet, and it usually doesn’t say pretty things (but on the contrary, quite offensive). We’re not sure people truly understand the cats’ displeasure with their owners’ fascination to ridicule them and force their hand to seek vengeance and use curse words after, but to show our appreciation towards these very smart pets, we will present you with ten moments in a cat’s Christmas holiday that should make you think twice before pulling some prank on them.

In the words of memorable Ed Stark…

the cats are coming

First of all…

They don’t seem too happy with us playing too many Christmas songs too loud. Or they just hate Christmas altogether. Grumpy may have more details for you in this regard

grumpy

Secondly…

It’s a tradition in all houses to welcome the holidays in a clean body, with a clean spirit. But let’s face it, some cats really hate you for even thinking to give them a necessary bath, especially during these awful times, when they are stressed enough already.

grinch cat

But you ain’t seen nothing yet, as they know what’s coming, and you should too

You have to admit the cats have a point. Every year is the same and every year you don’t learn anything and you keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

cat costume

And yet, they are kind creatures who will not ruin your holidays until you push them to. So another warning is always issued before they really get into action…

Lesson to be learned

gay apparel

Still not getting it? Then it’s time for some serious, hard-way lessons. And a come back that you should have been aware of!

That’s it! You’re getting punished!

tree ornaments

But wait, human, because they know how to get away with it!

Don’t for a second believe their desperate cries for help when you catch them red handed…

cat in the tree

Of course the little one is sorry and of course it ended up there by a complete unimaginable awful accident that even Newton or Einstein couldn’t explain. Of course.

Just take a look around the corner after you forgave it for trashing the tree

blame the doggies

See what it did there?

Trust us when they say this to you, all cats think in the same way…

blame the dog

There’s only one way to punish them for what they did to your Christmas tree and house in general…

Let them outside the house!

cat in the snow

Yeah, the problem is that some of them seem to like it enough to mistake it for some mood enhancer that will actually make them more… flexible to the Christmas spirit and more willing to give you a chance and not ruin it completely for you…

And they actually might consider make you a nice surprise

joy to the world

But there are moments in a cat’s Christmas holiday…

when all it needs are some moments of peace and quiet. And admit it, after all these emotions you’ve been through, you kinda need the same thing…

silent night

Now we hope you understood a few things about how you should spend the season together with your cat so you could avoid some of the worst moments in a cat’s Christmas holiday and in yours too.