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Date: 12/29/08 03:24 PM

80 Responses to Strangest Invertebrate Ever

  1. Profile photo of funface
    funface Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    Link: Strangest Invertebrate Ever - Please enjoy the final WTF of 2008. What a way to go out.
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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    really. come on. i`ve seen stranger.
  3. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    He really shold be more careful, I can`t remember the name but I saw a documentary on these things and they eject their body from that "shell" and burrow inside of you.

    The one guy had one crawling in his skin.

    He called them angel crawlers.

  4. Profile photo of AllyGator
    AllyGator Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    That`s a bit odd, but there have been stranger WTFs in 2008.
  5. Profile photo of Ravster
    Ravster Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    yaaaah dan thats just nasty fascinating but nasty lol
  6. Profile photo of DrJack
    DrJack Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    It was quite an odd little creature.
    By the way, his hands looked disgusting!
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    MorgueDoll Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    EW thats disgusting! im with red5, what if it crawled under your skin!? looks like something straight from a horror movie.
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    Acatinahat Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    yeah i was thinking it looked like something that culd burrow inside your skin. gross.
  9. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    So he`s in some scary Australian forest, picks up a bright and slimy creatures and puts it on his hand, and proceeds to poke it!?

    WHO THE HELL DOES THAT!? It`s AUSTRALIA for Christ`s sake!

  10. Profile photo of HOLYCRAP1234
    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    I`ve always wanted a grappling hook that comes out my mouth. . .
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    lilhawk2892 Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    well if i lived in australia id just consider myself doomed and stop caring.
  12. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    It looks like a bloodworm. They can be nasty little buggers, (no pun intended) as they will not hesitate to bite anything they perceive as a threat or food. I think Mike Rowe did an episode of Dirty Jobs that talked about these.
  13. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 3:59 pm
    So it basically expels its entire digestive system from its body and uses it as a grappling hook?

    For a human, the equivalent would be detatching your colon from your rectum, vomiting out your entire digestive tract at 150 MPH, having the end stick to something, and then eating all your innards until you reach your destination.

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    danthew Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:02 pm
    "So he`s in some scary Australian forest, picks up a bright and slimy creatures and puts it on his hand, and proceeds to poke it!?

    WHO THE HELL DOES THAT!? It`s AUSTRALIA for Christ`s sake! "

    That was exactly what I was thinking

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    Rauron Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:04 pm
    thanks for the visual, videogamer >>
  16. Profile photo of D3
    D3 Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    I came.
  17. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    @videogamer:

    Actually, it looks more like if you shot your entire body out of your mouth leaving only your skin behind, and then pulled your skin back on over your body.

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    sponged Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    if im not mistaken thats a hand
  19. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    pretty cool. Ive never seen a worm move so quickly. I assume its an escape mechanism.
  20. Profile photo of spazking
    spazking Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    so videogamer, that would be like an inverted version of spiderman? hmmmm, colon man? or twice-eaten-meal-slingshot man? or maybe frog man, except your tongue and everything else with sling out of your mouth....
  21. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    that finger was not invertebrate
  22. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    diepspolice, you make me sick.
  23. Profile photo of Tachiinii
    Tachiinii Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    weeeiiird!!
  24. Profile photo of CaptKaveman
    CaptKaveman Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    I`m a grown man, so it pains me to say this:

    If I found something like that, the first time it `vomited up` its innards like that, I`d squeal like a little kid, stomp it, and run away.

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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    I`d be afraid that little sucker would bore into my hand, lmao. No way in hell would I touch that thing, wow! It is very interesting though.
  26. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    thats its penis. they get aroused when you touch their ass so their penis gets larger ;)
    wtf??
  27. Profile photo of unsub
    unsub Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    I read the caption under the video "found under logs in New South Wales, Australia" and my first thought was that I wouldn`t want to put it on my hand ... if it`s from Australia it could be poisonous.
  28. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    hmm reminds me of this
  29. Profile photo of capnmariam
    capnmariam Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    I am reminded of Dune
  30. Profile photo of musicbuff530
    musicbuff530 Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    way too easy
  31. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    thats its penis. they get aroused when you touch their ass so their penis gets larger ;)

    HAHAHAHA!

  32. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm
    pick_me,


    how do you do that font when you reply to someone`s comment?

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    jasm1548 Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    "my first thought was that I wouldn`t want to put it on my hand ... if it`s from Australia it could be poisonous"

    I also thought it could be poisonous too, not necessarily b/c it`s Australian, but because of its bright orange color.

  34. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm
    his finger nails are nastyyyyyyy
  35. Profile photo of Vhreio
    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    Some kind of nematode perhaps. I`m not really sure.
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    lemurs366 Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    ARG! Stop saying "last of 2008" for everything!! i thought TODAY was new years eve cause of you idiots!
  37. Profile photo of blackbird7
    blackbird7 Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm
    That is really gross!! It looks like a leech or something. Eww.
  38. Profile photo of LunarMoon
    LunarMoon Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    I think that`s a blood worm. I feed them to my betta fish, though only the freeze-dried variety as the live ones cost a fortune and a half...
  39. Profile photo of last_ninja
    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    wtf is with his fingers? they looked like they were rotting or something
  40. Profile photo of fghj
    fghj Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    what a strange invertebrate
  41. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    poo, I think they found a new species.
  42. Profile photo of togetec
    togetec Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    i wouldnt touch it
  43. Profile photo of cryswhatever
    cryswhatever Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    aw darn i just submitted this this morning.
  44. Profile photo of ParasyT
    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    When he poked it i was like austin powers from Goldmember, you know when he saw the kid with the mole

    I was all "WOAH!!"

  45. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    Awe what a cute worm.... >.> .... <.< ... O.o
  46. Profile photo of Armanith
    Armanith Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 6:59 pm
    First I thought it was a slug till he poked it and it went all crazy
  47. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    transformer, more than meets the eye.
  48. Profile photo of punki3
    punki3 Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    o.O ew? I hate slimy things... was that it`s tongue or what was it?
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    whipsmart Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    I still think it has a massive boner. Then again, an erection won`t just go back down and up again like that thing did. Hmmm. Magic mystery boner.
  50. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    I thought he squished it and it exploded for a sec there.
  51. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    GROSS
  52. Profile photo of Aleighsuh
    Aleighsuh Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 8:31 pm
    I thought it was cute.
  53. Profile photo of TheWyvern
    TheWyvern Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    wow that`s pretty cool..and gross at the same time.
    I`m assuming it`s some sort of defense mechanism.
  54. Profile photo of Grossen
    Grossen Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 8:38 pm
    Boot-lace worms...they`re cool stuff. The proboscis is a mode of locomotion as well as a bad-ass method of feeding.
  55. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm
    still cant beat the peniname!
  56. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    what dirty dirty hands that man has...
  57. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    Wow that was strange.
  58. Profile photo of death123
    death123 Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2008 at 9:55 pm
    Umm this something dirty on this site and its not his hands *stares at pick me*
  59. Profile photo of HOLYCRAP1234
    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 2:14 am
    "transformer, more than meets the eye."

    More like..
    Transformers, JESUS F*CKING CHRIST WHAT IN GOD`S NAME IS THAT?!?!

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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 4:59 am
    wtf of the day.
  61. Profile photo of -Borto-
    -Borto- Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 5:45 am
    Wow, thats really cool. It shoots its inside to pull foward its outsides! Also, I could be very wrong, but doesn`t its oddly bright, saturated red colour mean it carries a poision of some kind? Similar to the colors on poisonous frogs.
  62. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 6:35 am
    eh, does it have a purpose?
  63. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 7:19 am
    Watching it I just thought, "How stupid, it`s obviously some kind of a leech which lives in damp places insted of wet onesAAARGH WTF??!?!?!!?!"
  64. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2008 at 7:45 am
    So what? It`s just a OMG! WTF?!
    (retreats shakily from computer)
    (pours himself a double)
  65. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 9:07 am
    this link says what it is http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet.cf...
  66. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2008 at 9:10 am
    yes, it is a little poisonous, it does it for quick escape when in danger, and what we see ejected is its "snout"/proboscis (rolled up in the body, usually longer than the body and serves also partly as its guts).

    And now imagine: a species of this kind with a length of 30 meters. no kidding. seriously. they`ve found these. (but living in the sea...)

  67. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2008 at 9:10 am
    speed point to flyingpie...
  68. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 9:23 am
    yay someone commented on my comment
  69. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2008 at 9:52 am
    @flyingpie:
    yay, it deserved it...

    (that`s been a comment to a comment about a comment to your comment...)

  70. Profile photo of Poreka
    Poreka Female 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:51 am
    That`s soooo cool!
  71. Profile photo of wweber
    wweber Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 11:41 am
    Yeah, that guy will think it`s pretty awesome till it burrows into his skin and lays eggs in his brain.
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    FrameRaid Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm
    Just more proof that you should use a tissue before sneezing.
  73. Profile photo of quiknas
    quiknas Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    i don`t think i would let that thing crawl around on my hand. but i would definetly poke at it for a while
  74. Profile photo of prillypopz
    prillypopz Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    Yeah see I bet its thinking "you piss me off by poking me, I`ll live in your hand"

    >.< NAASTYYY!! Looked like a leech until it like, exploded.

  75. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm
    Alien invaders can come in many different shapes..
  76. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 2:21 pm
    lol... hey guys, maybe it ISN"T harmless

    but personally, i`d just shoot it on sight.

  77. Profile photo of harrydick
    harrydick Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    And what a coincidence its in Australia., along with the other hell spawned creatures of death.
  78. Profile photo of 1realhunter
    1realhunter Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 3:08 am
    If you don`t know what it is, WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU POKE IT??? Oh well.... I would poke it too- that`s why I`ve been to the hospital so many times.
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    TrippyZero Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    DUDE! I once found one of these at a beach when I was 10, I thought it was just a worm at first but then it did that toungue thing, it was cool!
  80. Profile photo of kdawg
    kdawg Male 40-49
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    January 2, 2009 at 5:13 am
    yeah lol, what the hell is this thing? I don`t know lets hold it and piss it off by poking at it.

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