Flying Spaghetti Monster Spotted Off Coast Of Africa

December 31, 2015

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This is some video footage from an unmanned deep sea submersible of what appears to be the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Of course it's not actually the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but a siphonophore. What the hell is a siphonophore? A quote to refresh your memory while I practice getting shot out of a cannon one last time before tonight's big performance:

[Siphonophores are] an eerily fantastic creature that appears to be a single, large organism, but which is actually a colony of numerous individual jellyfish-like animals that behave and function together as a single entity. The individual units, called zooids, all share the same genetic material and each perform a specialized role within the colony. The best-known siphonophore is the poisonous Portuguese Man o' War.

Pretty freaky, right? I'm not sure what Mother Nature was thinking when she invented these things, but I suspect it was along the lines of, "But let me take some acid first." FUN FACT: Seahorses, narwhals, platypuses and giraffes were all created while she was high.

Keep going for the video, then leave your New Year's plans in the comments so I know what we're getting into tonight after my human cannonball stunt (that's at 10).

Thanks to Davie, who wants to be reincarnated as a deep sea siphonophore because...actually I have no clue why. What's the matter with you?

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