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
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
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
Tiny little worms that look like Christmas trees and live in the ocean? Riiiiiight. VERY convincing.
4. 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.”
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5. 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
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
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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.
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8. The Blue Sea Slug
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HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO SAY THAT DRAGONS DO NOT EXIST?
9. The Pink Fairy Armadillo
COME ON. FAIRIES AREN’T REAL EITHER. NICE TRY.
10. 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????
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11. 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
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
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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
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
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
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 is basically a living fossil. Straight out of a limestone rock formation and swimming in the ocean. SKETCHY, at the very least.