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January 1, 2013 5:31 PM   Subscribe

Here we will learn true facts about the angler fish.

A nature video.
posted by heyho (26 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hilarious! Thanks for sharing.
posted by michellenoel at 5:36 PM on January 1, 2013


I don't know, I know a bunch of fellas who would love to live the life of the male angler fish.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:41 PM on January 1, 2013


I've often suspected that more than a few Etsy sellers are angler fish. Now I'm certain of it.
posted by orme at 5:41 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Next on Wild Kingdom we see our own Jim Jarmusch wrestling the rouge angler fish in a fight to the death...
posted by jim in austin at 5:51 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is one of them that they're best friends with the hedgehog?
posted by JHarris at 5:57 PM on January 1, 2013


Ze! I love Ze. Does anyone have a finishing stamp they wanna trade? My stamp trading cards are looking mighty sad.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:03 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oddly related.
posted by holmesian at 6:07 PM on January 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


"It's difficult to make up shit about the echidna because it's so damn weird."
posted by Burhanistan at 6:10 PM on January 1, 2013 [8 favorites]


Heh wavin' a pashmina.
posted by Mister_A at 6:14 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Showed this to my kids recently - they loved it. A family phrase is now "glowy glowy bacteria".
posted by greenhornet at 6:19 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I don't know, I know a bunch of fellas who would love to live the life of the male angler fish.

Scientists refer to them as "Bros."
posted by mhoye at 6:27 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


ZeFrank is back! Well, still back, I guess, since he did some stuff about the election. Still, this is great.
posted by Green Winnebago at 6:49 PM on January 1, 2013


Awesome.

Also related.
posted by bunderful at 6:49 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


This was hilarious, so then I watched True Facts about Baby Echidnas becasue what the fuck is an echidna? And it was also educational and hilarious! However, I have to STRONGLY recommend that you do not, as I did, look at the echidna penis video because OH GOD WHY.
posted by grapesaresour at 7:02 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


After seeing your comment, grapesaresour, I noticed the Worlds Most Terrifying Penises video, which appears to feature the echidna, and which I have not watched and post here only for educational purposes.
posted by bunderful at 7:10 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, now I've watched as much of that video as I can deal with and grapes was right. And I have poster's remorse.

I'm sorry, metafilter. I'm sorry, echidnas everywhere.
posted by bunderful at 7:14 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


ZeFrank is back! Well, still back, I guess, since he did some stuff about the election. Still, this is great.

He's had an ongoing show for about ten months now. This is part of it. ashow.zefrank.com.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:28 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


And if anyone was wondering what I meant by that finishing stamp thing, here's the project. Mine's a rocketship.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:30 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


This post is missing some serious True Facts about Hedgehogs.

The hedgehog is technically a legume.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:02 PM on January 1, 2013


Following that echidna derail just one step farther...

The World's Most Terrifying Penises: The Echidna
posted by Scientist at 8:31 PM on January 1, 2013


Aw damn, how did I not notice that that had already been posted? Oh well, it's hilarious. I have no regrets.
posted by Scientist at 8:38 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ha! I said "holy crap!" at the same time he did.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:38 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I would posit the anglerfish is more spiritually akin to the honey badger than the echidna.
posted by smirkette at 10:42 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Will Ferrell has a lot to answer for.
posted by ciderwoman at 5:57 AM on January 2, 2013


Wait... there are facts that aren't true?
posted by Decani at 7:08 AM on January 3, 2013


Ze just posted one about sloths.
posted by royalsong at 6:39 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


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