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
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
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.