10 Animals That Should Be Magical Creatures

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There are creatures that exist in this world that make you question what you know, who you are, and what you're doing with your life. While some of them may sit at your thanksgiving table, that's not what this article is about. This is about the real life Pokemon and Guillermo Del Toro-style living beings that inhabit the deep, dark corners of this earth.

Here are 10 real life things that should not be real life things:

1. Goblin Shark

Sharks are scary. Goblin Sharks are in cahoots with David Bowie's unstoppable cod piece from Labyrinth to destroy youth and innocence.

This is the way they eat.


2. Celestial-Eyed Goldfish

If this doesn't belong in a Disney movie giving bad advice in a squeaky voice, I don't know what does.

3. Star-Nosed Mole

As well as being able to sense even minute electrical currents with its nose-fingers (technical term), it blows bubbles to attract prey and, during mating season, its testicles can grow to be up to 9% of its body weight. Watch out, human males.

4. Dumbo Octopus

Honestly, my search for this creature began with this adorable image, but the deeper you look, the more it turns out that these so-called cute creatures are actually just severed orc heads. Look at that photo!

5. Spider Wasp

Sure, technically wasps are insects, but these are too creepy not to include. Look at this jerk, silhouetted with his terrifying spider prey! Fun fact: they're also called 'tarantula hawks' and they have the one of the most painful stings in the world on the Schmidt pain index.

6. Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Go home, you're a pokemon.

7. Red-Lipped Bat Fish

Lucky for you, these guys aren't very good swimmers, so they can't run away from all the kisses you want to give them. Look at those Jessica Rabbit lips!

8. Aye Aye

People in their native Madagascar believe aye ayes are omens of bad luck. I believe aye ayes are what's haunting Ariana Grande. To each his own.

9. Blob Fish

That's not a fish, that's a New Yorker on Saturday morning.

10. Canadian Sphynx Cat

Think about it. How would a hairless creature develop in freezing Canada? Only by magic.


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Emily Duncan

Emily Duncan is a Canadian born, New York based writer and comedian. She graduated from New York University with a B.F.A. and has since held a variety of jobs in the arts. Emily has written and performed sketch comedy at UCBNY, the PIT, the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, and a variety of other places along the east coast. Her short plays have been produced in NYC, California and Canada and she has worked in theater, film and television production. Upcoming projects include the short film "Are You Afraid of the '90s?" by Kate Moran, starring Kristine Sutherland and Heather Matarazzo: http://www.that90smovie.com And performing her own piece, "On Not Dying", at SWAN Day Boston: https://www.facebook.com/SWANDayBoston2014BPT

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