New Animal Looks Really Familiar…
Let’s be honest. Lots of things look like dicks. Buildings. Bullets. Thermoses. And, of course, worms. But scientists have found a new, particularly dick-like worm called the peanut worm. Yeah, again, I know a lot of things look vaguely dickish, but for real. Look at this thing. That’s a penis. You know it. I know it. Hell, even more “professional” publications like International Business Times have an image caption that might as well be read with a wink: “The peanut worm does not look like a peanut, but a lot like something else.”
This is a dick-worm. That’s just the facts.
This particular penis-y animal was discovered in the eerie depths off the coast of Australia, where a team of researchers had been surveying the area. Mission complete, the team is home and now showing off all the weird things they’ve found in their month at sea. Turns out a few things these folks have discovered look quite a bit like penises. It’s not really surprising though.
While it’s funny, of course, to think about how many not-quite-but-totally-dicks there are in the world, there’s a decent reason for it.
As the lovely Hank Green explains here, all animal life is basically just a tube. Sometimes those tubes have lots of extra bits attached; sometimes they don’t. And some elementary life (like jellyfish) are only half-tubes. In broad strokes though, the analogy is pretty spot-on. When you take into account that many primitive life forms like this here peanut worm, don’t have proper circulatory systems or other organs, it makes sense for them to stretch themselves out along their tube, making a long, narrow shaft. It means they don’t have to move nutrients around quite so much and just focus on looking like deep-sea dicks.
Ostensibly, the peanut worm’s name comes the fact that it can retract itself a bit for protection, which makes it look like a peanut. But only when scared. Or cold. Penis. I’m so sorry.
via Geek.com https://www.geek.com
June 20, 2017 at 06:07PM