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Friday, December 18, 2015

MAY THE "FURS" BE WITH YOU








In honor of (well, sort of) today's nationwide opening of the movie "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" I offer you this post.  BuzzFeed had the following list of some real animals that look like they should only be found in science fiction.  The comments are mostly theirs, too:


1. The Muskox

The Muskox
Muskoxen look like they belong on a desert planet in Star Wars. What are they doing here on Earth? Nobody knows. They have lots of secrets but no barbers; that’s why their hair is so big.

2. The Saiga

VictorTyakht / Thinkstock
This one actually IS from Star Wars. Which is a little suspicious if they’re trying to make us believe this is a real creature.

3. The Christmas Tree Worm

The Christmas Tree Worm
Tiny little worms that look like Christmas trees and live in the ocean? Riiiiiight. VERY convincing.

4. The Shoebill

The Shoebill
What is this nightmare bird? It kind of looks like the stork that would bring demon children like the one from Rosemary’s Baby. HIS EYES BURN INTO YOUR SOUL.

“Hi, death will see you soon.”

"Hi, death will see you soon."
Nazzu / Getty Images

5. The Okapi

The Okapi
Okapis look like whoever made them was feeling lazy and just took parts from a zebra, giraffe and horse and stuck them all together with a gluestick.

6. The Glasswinged Butterfly

The Glasswinged Butterfly
This is a clear butterfly. Kinda seems like that’s silly and not realistic at all and that looks like a prop from my Grandmother’s collection of glass trinkets.

7. The Pangolin

The Pangolin
Jupiterimages / Getty Images
That’s a baby dragon. And dragons aren’t real so this is just ridiculous.

AND he looks like he’s about to offer you a quest or something omg no way that is real.

AND he looks like he's about to offer you a quest or something omg no way that is real.
Photo by Maria Diekmann/Bournemouth N/REX Shutterstock

8. The Blue Sea Slug

The Blue Sea Slug
vlastní obrázek / Via CC BY-SA 3.0
HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO SAY THAT DRAGONS DO NOT EXIST?

9. The Pink Fairy Armadillo

The Pink Fairy Armadillo
COME ON. FAIRIES AREN’T REAL EITHER. NICE TRY.

10. The Sunda Flying Lemur

The Sunda Flying Lemur
Hahaha and what is that??? Where are the appendages? What is the shape?

This one had no number but seriously, oh God what the hell is that????

SERIOUSLY, OH GOD WHAT THE HELL IS THAT????
TIM LAMAN / National Geographic Creative

11. The Sumatran Rhino

The Sumatran Rhino
A rhino with some lil’ fuzzy ears? Are you kidding me? Get out of here. That’s fake.

12. The Hummingbird Hawk-Moth

The Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
So…which is it? A hummingbird, a hawk or a moth? LET’S TRY TO BE MORE BELIEVABLE WITH OUR NAMES HERE, PEOPLE.

13. The Bilby

The Bilby
Auscape / Auscape/UIG/REX Shutterstock
OK there are many things wrong here. First of all, what kind of name is a “bilby”? And the giant ears, weird nose combo is really uncanny. This animal looks like it’s supposed to sneak into children’s bedrooms and hide little gold tokens for good luck.

14. The Sea Bunny

The Sea Bunny
This is supposedly an adorable sea slug that just so happens to look like a bunny rabbit. Honestly, that’s the fakest thing science has ever tried to tell us.

15. The Coatimundi

The Coatimundi
Their tails make them look like tiny brontosauruses and IF THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM WHY HAVEN’T WE SEEN THEM BEFORE?

16. The Pacific Barreleye Fish

The Pacific Barreleye Fish
National Geographic
This is a weird-ass fish with a see-through head and we’re supposed to just accept that and go along living our life. IT HAS A SEE-THROUGH HEAD. THAT’S NOT SOMETHING EASY TO ACCEPT AS REALITY.

17. The Nautilus

The Nautilus
The nautilus is basically a living fossil. Straight out of a limestone rock formation and swimming in the ocean. SKETCHY, at the very least.

18. The Narwhal

The Narwhal
Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Creative
Why would a real whale need such a large corkscrew?



























And may the funnies be with you----fishducky

 





17 comments:

  1. I love, love, LOVE all of those weird-looking animals. The one you couldn't identify looks like some kind of bat. (A weird-looking one.)

    May the force be with you. :) (Yes, I'd like to see the new movie, but am in no hurry.)

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    1. It'd DEFINITELY a bat, but what kind? What a "wingspan"!!

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    2. That's the flying lemur, flying.

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  2. I'll probably miss it, I still have to catch up on the last five...or six, but the real fans are going to love it.

    All the excitement, now I know how non-football fans feel on Super Bowl Sunday.

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    1. I already know how they (I) feel about the Super Bowl!!

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  3. Okapi. Cool looking, GREAT Words With Friends word.
    By the way, NO WAY I'm messing with Mr. Shoebill.

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    1. Also good in Scrabble & crossword puzzles--& wise decision about Mr. Shoebill!!

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  4. Love the droids in bed reaching for the lubricant.

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    1. Keep something from moving--duct tape. Allow something to move easily--WD40!!

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  5. I have seen Christmas Tree worms. In the flesh. So to speak.
    And please, don't disrespect our Bilbie - who brings chocolate to good little boys and girls at Easter.
    How I love these animals. Thank you.

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  6. I'd never heard of bilbies before-- & not ALL weird animals are from Oz!!

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    1. Quite a lot of them are though. There is a push about for the Easter Bilbie to replace the Easter Bunny. Some firms make chocolate Easter Bilbies now.

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    2. Haighs Chocolates have been making Easter bilbies for years now, they come in a silver&blue wrapper.

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  7. WD-40!!
    #18 why would a real whale need such a large corkscrew?"
    For boring holes in all those wrecks to get at the sunken wine casks.
    I really like the Christmas tree worm.

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    1. I thought I was the ONLY one who knew everything--don't ever leave me, River!!

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