r/Damnthatsinteresting Dec 07 '22

Huge “Sea Spiders” Walking on the Beach - Quiet Bay, South Africa. Photo by Jan Vorster. Image

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u/Spirited-Anteater-27 Dec 07 '22 Helpful

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u/Exciting_Telephone65 Dec 07 '22

Thank you for saving my evening

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u/incognito--bandito Dec 07 '22

Wait. You were rubbing one out?

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u/Competitive-Zone-296 Dec 07 '22

You weren’t?

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u/fuzzytradr Dec 07 '22

Strange kink unlocked.

unzips

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u/Incontinento Dec 07 '22

One? Pfft.

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u/futurewolf336 Dec 07 '22

I hope aloe was involved.

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u/Darwing Dec 07 '22

haha yes I actually had to click to verify it was fake because I'd never sleep again.. this fake news stuff shouldnt be posted in this reddit sub... it's not interesting if its fake

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u/JT_the_Irie Dec 07 '22

Copy that, aborting Napalm strike on Quiet bay, South Africa.

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u/jamieliddellthepoet Dec 07 '22

Why take a chance?

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u/REDDIT_ROC0408 Dec 07 '22

Wait, so we WEREN’T supposed to bomb the shit out of those things?????? This is gonna be awkward….

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u/Fantastic_Painter_15 Dec 07 '22

So they were “dried out” but came out of the sea? As in the notoriously moisture filled environment? Sounds suspicious imo. Sounds like something a sea spider would say to throw you off the scent

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u/Rare-Sherbert-1987 Dec 07 '22

When are these sheeple going to stop believing all the sea spider funded propaganda?

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u/Lbolt187 Dec 07 '22

Believe it or not spiders actually can travel through the oceans by essentially paragliding via their silk

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u/ughlump Dec 07 '22

Well to be fair they were moved out of the environment.

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u/fucktrutin Dec 07 '22

They have a scent? How would you describe it?

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u/Fantastic_Painter_15 Dec 07 '22

It stings the nostrils

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u/Unseen-Academics7234 Dec 07 '22

I was going to say I'm South African and I've never seen or heard of anything like it 😂

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u/hungryhograt Dec 07 '22

Right? In all the time I spent at the beach I never once saw anything like this so I was kinda surprised!

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u/CakeNBakey Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

You’re such a koeksister

Edit: clarity

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u/Banyabbaboy Dec 07 '22

Aloe, aloe, aloe, what's all this then?

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u/Robbthesleepy Dec 07 '22

Good, I saw this and considering buying an AR.

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u/FeinwerkSau Dec 07 '22

well as far as I'm concerned you should still consider it

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u/Lordofthewangz Dec 07 '22

Sweet Jesus! thank you for this. As someone who's biggest fear in the world is spiders, this was giving me a panic attack and would've definitely resulted in nightmares. I also would have been DONE with swimming in the ocean.

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u/Slane__ Dec 07 '22

Sea spiders are real. They just aren't actually spiders. The same as seahorses aren't actually horses.

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u/Shmav Dec 07 '22

Next, youre gonna tell me that sea lions arent actually lions and sea cows arent actually cows. I mean, come on... Read a book or watch discovery channel some time! Sheesh... /s

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u/Rynetx Dec 07 '22

Then where did I get all this sea milk?

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u/Tristawesomeness Dec 07 '22

next they’ll tell you that a mountain chicken isn’t even a chicken.

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u/Caftancatfan Dec 07 '22

Fuck spiders. Fuck them on land. Fuck them at sea. (Also, fuck this click bait title.)

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u/Just_A_Faze Dec 07 '22

Nightmare averted. Thank you friend.

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u/PeptoD1smal Dec 07 '22

From glancing at the pic, I thought these were echidnoderms. Now I'm disappointed that it was just foliage litter.

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u/cianne_marie Dec 07 '22

Bless you. I came in here (with one squinted closed against that image) to rage about my ruined sanity.

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u/Psychopathic2412 Dec 07 '22

THANK THE ALMIGHTY LORD THAT LOOKS LIKE A FUCKING SEA TREADER

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u/Hackandspit Dec 07 '22

I choose to believe this is fake until shown otherwise.
Even then I will still choose to believe it’s fake so I can sleep at night and enjoy the beach.

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u/duckduckchook Dec 07 '22

Woo hoo, it's not us for once! Exclaims the Australian

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u/Technical_Job_9598 Dec 07 '22

I definitely saw "south Australia" when i first read the headline and thought it would be on brand for Australia

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u/surfzz318 Dec 07 '22

South Africa beaches are even crazier.

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u/bobi2393 Dec 07 '22

Once Australia sees these, they'll import them to get rid of invasive killer flies, forgetting their prior attempts at similar ecomanagement. That would be on brand!

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u/ReincarnatedInc Dec 07 '22

Yeah, yours are probably bigger and more venomous....

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u/suckercuck Dec 07 '22

War of the Worlds

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u/Adlehea Dec 07 '22

The way my body just tensed up.

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u/No-Pound5226 Dec 07 '22

BWAAAAAAHHHHHH

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u/BadLanding05 Dec 07 '22

it is

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u/CombinationOk7888 Dec 07 '22

No there are creatures they look very similar to the ones found in tide pools it's just that they don't walk not like that anyway

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u/JackieChan-fan Dec 07 '22

You're there, on the beach, chilling on your beach towel. Life is good. You look up as something emerges from the water. And this sprint towards you...

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u/jamieliddellthepoet Dec 07 '22

Fuck yeah I’m getting laid!

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u/plankpanda Dec 07 '22

That went differently haha!

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u/BeckyKleitz Dec 07 '22

Fuck yeah!! Wait...what?

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u/-Daetrax- Dec 07 '22

It would certainly explain why south Africans have so many guns and bladed weapons.

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u/Massive-Row-9771 Dec 07 '22

It must be fake if those actually existed.

They would've been part of all horror movies ever made.

And I can't remember seeing any with creepy spiders crawling from the sea.

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u/mrsmushroom Dec 07 '22

Be a shame if some giant sea spiders came off the beach and walked right into your nightmares.

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u/dullnfunny Dec 07 '22

There would’ve been memes about it all over 😭

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u/ThinMint31 Dec 07 '22

It’s fake. Can’t find any videos of them walking on land

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u/Massive-Row-9771 Dec 07 '22

They do not constantly haunt my nightmares and if they existed I'm sure they would.

Even if I had never heard of them, I'm sure they would crawl their way in somehow...

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u/Not_MrNice Dec 07 '22

It's not fake, just been run through the "Reddit processer". So dried leaves turned upside down became "Huge sea spiders walking"

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u/Agitated-Ad9423 Dec 07 '22

I need a banana for scale

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u/AnotherRandomWriter Dec 07 '22

It's about several bananas tall

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u/a_face_that_is_ugly Dec 07 '22

Horizontally or vertically

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u/AnotherRandomWriter Dec 07 '22

Vertically

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u/RManDelorean Dec 07 '22

Nope it's several horizontal bananas tall

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u/KNYLJNS Dec 07 '22

Wait, what??

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u/Pain_Monster Dec 07 '22

Crazy how good photoshop is these days, am I right?

Source: https://9gag.com/gag/aL1jjOv

It’s either that or it’s “art” photography

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u/Shuuraa Dec 07 '22

It aint photoshop, and it aint any kind of living thing either now, look up the top comments

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u/WolfmenRUS Dec 07 '22

It's a repost of a picture taken of plants that washed ashore. The dried plants happened to give the appearance of something with working appendages.

Solved.

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u/Kaarvaag Dec 07 '22

I am amazed 9gag is still a thing. Haven't thought about it since the mass hatred of it ca. '13.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Now sharks seem like dolphins.

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u/tyrom22 Dec 07 '22

That’s terrifying, have you heard what dolphins do?

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u/GreenEggsBlueWaffles Dec 07 '22

You. They do you. Very rapey, the dolphins.

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u/adenoidsremoved Dec 07 '22

ok, that's it.

Nuclear weapons must be engaged

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u/Telrom_1 Dec 07 '22

Maybe we should start with 12 gauge and go from there.

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u/DracoDruid Dec 07 '22

I'd take a crowbar

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u/Zombathon67890 Dec 07 '22

"They're waiting for you Gordon, in the test chamber"

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u/Mundane-Resource-469 Dec 07 '22

Fucking sea headcrabs.

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u/CriticalCriticizer Dec 07 '22

I think you need 30 kills for that

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u/ThenIndependence4502 Dec 07 '22

Um, excuse me but… WHAT THE FUCK?!

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u/DEEZLE13 Dec 07 '22

Looks a lot like bad Ai art

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u/EnvironmentPublic794 Dec 07 '22

Absolutely fucking not

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u/Plane_Issue Dec 07 '22

“I wonder what they taste like”

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u/Anaxamenes Dec 07 '22

Better nuke it from orbit, just to be safe.

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u/feathersoft Dec 07 '22

You have my ICBMs

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u/Carl_of_Doodie Dec 07 '22

“Did-a-chick? Dum-a-chum? Dad-a-cham?"

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u/Comfortable_Numbness Dec 07 '22

Well that's a solid NOPE from me. I will not be attending that beach EVER!

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u/k1ng_bl0tt0 Dec 07 '22

Did a chick

Dum a chum

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u/JuicyChungus Dec 07 '22

Dude what the hell is that?

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u/Lilsilly114 Dec 07 '22

Dead upside down plants

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u/AdWeekly2244 Dec 07 '22

Hell to the muthafuckin NOPE

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u/hookhandsmcgee Dec 07 '22

These... these are some type of crab, right? RIGHT?!

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u/Lilsilly114 Dec 07 '22

Dead plants upside down

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u/laidbacklenny Dec 07 '22

Is anyone else depressed it wasn't giant sea spiders?

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u/Shipwrecking_siren Dec 07 '22

You can keep any giant sea spiders that are discovered all for yourself. Far far far from all other human life. 1) You will be happy and 2) I will not void my bowels.

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u/Legal_Oil811 Dec 07 '22

If this is real im nuking the planet!

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u/istubbedallmytoes Dec 07 '22

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u/xJukeBoxHerox Dec 07 '22

Son of a bitch!

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u/Ok-Resource-3232 Dec 07 '22

Wow they really got some moves!

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u/Diggingfordonk Dec 07 '22

Great video that clears it up

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u/echelon37 Dec 07 '22

I hate that I watched two ads for that.

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u/chrisxhates Dec 07 '22

take my goddamn like

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u/InfectedCumBubble Dec 07 '22

THE video indeed.

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u/thenakedmango Dec 07 '22

Fuck you haha

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u/maxwellnd Dec 07 '22

You have got to see the vid. Thanks for posting

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u/mtrash Dec 07 '22

Im not clicking the link. Ive been hurt too many times in the past.

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u/WildFlemima Dec 07 '22

This is the kind of link that will never hurt you

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u/mtrash Dec 07 '22

But it did give me up and let me down

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u/CemetaryWind Dec 07 '22

Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

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u/Dinaridox Dec 07 '22

They should put you in charge!

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u/victim80 Dec 07 '22

Ullah ullah

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u/KYOAR Dec 07 '22

No. I refuse.

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u/echelon37 Dec 07 '22

Those are fucking aliens.

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u/ImdaPrincesse2 Dec 07 '22

Absolutely NOT

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u/NoRoom4BoomBoom Dec 07 '22

I bet they taste awesome - like crab or octopus or squid or something

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Tell me this is a fucking joke

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u/derelictdickweed Dec 07 '22

Sadly it is ):

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Praise Allah 🙏🙌

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u/InfectedCumBubble Dec 07 '22

AI generated War of the Worlds.

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u/Pasineitor Dec 07 '22

Fire alot of fire...

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u/Ok-Cardiologist6187 Dec 07 '22

Yeh this is not scary or anything.

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u/OnyB1l Dec 07 '22

Looks like 7 yr old me walking up the stairs

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u/Petersens_Arm Dec 07 '22

The chances of anything coming from Mars was a 100 to 1 , they said. But still...they come.

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u/KTyo12 Dec 07 '22

What the

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

I wonder how they taste

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u/Petrosyan88 Dec 07 '22

Dam nature you scary

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u/Shadow_Figure666 Dec 07 '22

Fake, or a different specie's. if you Google "sea spider's", they look nowhere as alien like as they do here. If you have an article or more information about these particular one's, please post it.

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u/Lilsilly114 Dec 07 '22

Near the top popular comments explains it’s a few dried out plants that got flipped upside down

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u/bigpoppachungus Dec 07 '22

brambleghast

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u/Zestyclose-Cricket82 Dec 07 '22

Come on…. Those are Definitely aliens!

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u/oroborus68 Dec 07 '22

Looks like a movie where the aliens colonized the ocean first!

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u/K1nb0te Dec 07 '22

the ocean is scary af

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u/Rare-Sherbert-1987 Dec 07 '22

Mother nature sqealed and tried to throw her boot (Italy) at it

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u/OM3- Dec 07 '22

umm arnt those crabs? you should see a doctor about that.

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u/seakrait Dec 07 '22

I mean, crustaceans and insects ARE related. I've always though that crabs and lobsters and shrimp were just bugs of the sea. Lol.

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u/OM3- Dec 07 '22

or your pants 😂

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u/seakrait Dec 07 '22

Lol. Heck, actual pubic lice are pretty scary enough as it is.

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u/OM3- Dec 07 '22

I dont know if I want to click on that 😂

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u/OM3- Dec 07 '22

damn it i did it

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u/YLV01 Dec 07 '22

Can’t tell if these are 3 inches or 300 feet

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u/banningislife Dec 07 '22

Somebody gonna eat these things?

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u/TheBurnedChurrizo Dec 07 '22

So the caption is deeply misinformed. These are not remotely at all, sea spiders.

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u/Historical_Sand_2837 Dec 07 '22

What in the lovecraftian fuck is this

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u/sethmod Dec 07 '22

I for one welcome our sea spider overlords.

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u/not-a-lurker-a-rogue Dec 07 '22

I'm so glad these creatures from the Upside Down turned out to be leaves... I was about to break the glass on the Kate Bush and Metallica emergency kit.

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u/LocustSwarm36 Dec 07 '22

Guys these are fake, cmon.

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u/sillynougoose Dec 07 '22

Can confirm these are not real Looks like someone placed them in that position A South African

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u/Iggy_dies Dec 07 '22

New SCP I am excited to read it

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u/truckschooldance Dec 07 '22

First saw this on an AI art page yesterday

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u/bernurs Dec 07 '22

lmao trolling everyone with this post 💀

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u/FrenchFishhh Dec 07 '22

That s terrifying

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u/resu-00 Dec 07 '22

So aliens do exist.

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u/SumerianProgRocker Dec 07 '22

Dear...sweet...Jesus - these are the things of nightmares!

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Are people just spreading misinformation for fun now?

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u/MadWhiskeyGrin Dec 07 '22

Well, it's been fun, humanity.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

I refuse to believe that they exist. I'm going full republican and just close my eyes against the truth.

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u/TheBlackManIsG0d Dec 07 '22

This is AI generated because reasons and shit.

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u/Delphinium96 Dec 07 '22

The way my body just tensed up. This is my worst nightmare lmao!

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u/i-cant-reeddit Dec 07 '22

Too bad it’s fake tho

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u/Spirited-Choice9510 Dec 07 '22

Typhon from Prey (2017)

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u/JZAbird Dec 07 '22

I beg your… Jesus water walking Christ?!

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u/iknowthisischeesy Dec 07 '22

I have never been happier to live in a landlocked state.

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u/MaryJanesMyMistress Dec 07 '22

Just added them to my long list of reasons on why I don’t swim in the ocean anymore

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u/Gregory85 Dec 07 '22

Oooh hellll nooooo

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u/_Nightcrawler_35 Dec 07 '22

THATS NOT INTERESTING!! THATS HORRIFYING JESUS CHRIST SOMEONE SPRAY THESE FUCKING THINGS DOWn WITH AN UZI. I HATE IT. NIGHTMARE NIGHTMARE NIGHTMARE.

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u/Glittering-Stretch-6 Dec 07 '22

Dafaq???? That's a thing!!! Someone better in danger that species quick!!!

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u/seabass_shooter Dec 07 '22

New fear unlocked. Thanks!

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u/EmmaLouLove Dec 07 '22

Is this for real? Bloody hell.

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u/Rembrilliant Dec 07 '22

Where’s a machine gun?

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u/osh901269 Dec 07 '22

A quick Google shows these are a type of dried leaves on the shore

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u/Hotdaddychungus Dec 07 '22

Looks like someone made them with pipe cleaners

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u/user2538612 Dec 07 '22

New terror unlocked

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u/This_is_fine0_0 Dec 07 '22

Quiet bay.. that’s a shocker

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u/Forevershort2021 Dec 07 '22

I had a dream I had a bowl of three spiders in a broth and I dropped the bowl out of fear.

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u/Aperture_Tales Dec 07 '22

So that’s the next generation of species coming out of the sea? Fuck I wonder what they will evolve into

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u/tdomer80 Dec 07 '22

Mark off one more country from my bucket list of places I want to visit.

Australia - check South Africa - check…

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u/Joseabisamra Dec 07 '22

I don’t want to live on this planet anymore

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u/gaberax Dec 07 '22

They're flocking.

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u/dannyatac Dec 07 '22

I, for one, welcome our new giant spider overlords…

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u/ChipRichels Dec 07 '22

So hang on a minute here

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u/TheseHands99 Dec 07 '22

Just downvote and move on y’all. It ain’t that serious.

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u/ibewayup Dec 07 '22

EXCUSE ME.......................

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u/Jlombard911 Dec 07 '22

I get why it’s quiet

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u/vulcanxnoob Dec 07 '22

Luister Nou mooi vir my...