Sea Creature that looks exactly like a rock with guts.
Pyura chilensis is a creature that not only looks like a rock, but is also completely immobile like one too. It eats by sucking in water and filtering out micro-organisms. Its blood also produces a rare element called vanadium.
It is born male, but becomes hermaphroditic at puberty. It also eproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together.
Another fun fact about this creature is that it is consumed. Locals of Chile or Peru (thats where it is found) eat it raw or in stews. They say it tastes “soapy” and "bitter"
Yet another fun fact. This creature is a tunicate, which means it’s in the phylum chordata, which means, it’s related to animals with back bones. Tunicates are thought to be at the base of the evolutionary branch that lead to whales, tigers, crocodiles, eagles, and humans.
Yes, millions of years ago, your ancestor could have quite possibly looked like a rock with guts.
what the FUCK is this
It doesn’t look that nasty once it’s served. Even though I live in Chile, I’m still too scared to eat it :’)
This board was drawn by Pete Browngardt, creator of Uncle Grandpa! (Note the extremely sarcastic use of the word “hilarious” in scene 133.)
The fact that Pete did this makes it even more amazing, oh my god
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
THAT DUCK BILL