Article by kate from bukisa.com
Many people are familiar with the popular candy, Dum Dums. If you don't know, Dum Dums are a type of sucker with various flavors, one of which is the mystery flavor. What the mystery flavor actually is, is when the factory has a little bit of two different flavors left, and not enough of one to make a batch, they combine the 2, slap a question mark wrapper on it and call it a day. So one time the mystery may be strawberry banana, another time it may be pineapple cotton candy, you never know. Well, sometimes I wonder if something like that happened with the creation of animals. Sometimes it seems as if God didn't have enough to make parts for one species so he got a little creative.
Here is a dum dum mystery flavor animal, not quite a pig, not quite a sea cucumber either. Also known as scotoplanes, these freaky animals live at the very bottom of deep oceans, usually at depths at least over 1000 meters. These little oddballs most often appear in large quantities at a times, sometimes as many as hundreds are observed. The sea pig is a type of deep sea cucumber, and this is very common behavior for such animals.
For many North Americans, this is a very unusual creature, but Giant Isopods are in fact very common but freaky animals in many areas of the world. They are extremely common in northern Taiwan, and are also abundant in cold deep waters within the Atlantic Ocean. They contain white mean quite similar to crab and lobster, and is very easily eaten.
Thorny Devil Lizard
The Thorny Devil Lizard comes to us from Western Australia, home to many freaky animals. They grow to be about 8 inches in length and can live up to 20 years.
There is much debate surrounding this freaky animal, not all scientists seem to agree on whether or not the Hagfish is in fact a fish.
This freaky animal comes from Central Africa, while it is technically on the conservation watch list, it is classified as “lowest concern”. Again, dum dum mystery flavor theory put to the test.
These fish reside in very remote locations. This particularly freaky animal resides in a pond in Chongju, which is near Seoul, South Korea, and also found in Slovenia, in caves around and under Lake Bohinj.
This freaky animal just makes you want to laugh, is sometimes called the Long-Nosed Monkey, for obvious reasons, but it’s official Indonesian name is Bakantan. However, the Indonesian nickname is “monyet belanda” meaning Dutch monkey. They call them this because hen the Dutch colonists were occupying the area, the natives believed all Dutch to have big noses and big bellies. These monkeys are considered endangered.
The Goblin Shark, or Mitsukurina Owstoni is found at depths where sunlight is not. They are found all throughout the world from Australia to the Gulf of Mexico, but their highest concentration appears to be near Japan. This freaky animal, while very rare, is not considered endangered and is classified as “least concern”
This bat is found all over Central America. The wrinkly freaky animal eats fruit but is not technically considered a “fruit bat”. It’s scientific name is derived from the word “senex”, which, quite unsurprisingly means “old people”.
If you have seen the smash hit movie “Madagascar”, then you are familiar with the Aye-Aye, a nocturnal lemur native to the island of, you guessed it, Madagascar. This particular freaky animal is currently classified as “near threatened”. There is a second species very similar to the Aye-Aye that has since become extinct.
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