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The Anglerfish

These gnarly weirdos roam though the deep sea...and into your NIGHTMARES. Living four kilometers below the ocean surface sure can make a fish cranky, but the whole "grumpy cat" look is not the only unique feature of this species. The anglerfish got tired of waiting around for prey, so it evolved a luminous beacon on its head. Fish from all over yell, "look at the shiny thing!" but the dummies are in for a rude awakening. Man...why can't humans evolve flashlights on our heads? Talk about handy.

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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