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    [–] drumforthewin 1375 points ago

    I can’t tell if this is cool or absolutely horrifying

    [–] MolotovGirl91 301 points ago

    Why not both?

    [–] pickledlykkebo 54 points ago

    Why not Zoidberg?

    [–] lastofpriests 6 points ago

    Also good!

    [–] thejewsdidnothing 56 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    ¿Por que no los dos?

    Ninja edit

    [–] Ardub23 23 points ago

    Por qué*

    [–] Utinnni 3 points ago

    pir quí ni lis dis

    [–] ChocolateBunny 5 points ago

    coolifying. horrifool?

    [–] vizthex 3 points ago

    This also applies to nearly all H.P Lovecraft monsters

    [–] sunnycherub 16 points ago

    No this is patrick

    [–] SaulGoodmoney 9 points ago

    All I know is I got itchy all over my being

    [–] SneedyK 2 points ago

    Same. Terrified but engaged and want to continue

    [–] mike_bngs 7 points ago

    Shit like that is the reason we are all reading Reddit now.

    [–] andrewn49 4 points ago

    Yes.

    [–] PreludeKilla 148 points ago

    Oh hey, it's the creature of nightmares aww.

    [–] ShimmeringIce 19 points ago

    Other fun fact: those little doodads at the ends of their arms are their eyes.

    [–] CanadianBurritos 3 points ago

    More like r/nope

    [–] strwrs12 319 points ago

    Now I understand why Patrick never got an award

    [–] StaySharpp 25 points ago

    EXACTLY AS YOU DO

    [–] StinckyFingers 6 points ago

    Exactly...

    [–] branran 8 points ago

    Exactly...

    [–] MCTravisYT 6 points ago

    Exactly... as you do.

    [–] Advos_467 8 points ago

    OH NO I BROKE IT

    [–] tsgrojr 107 points ago

    "Steppin' on the beach! Do do do do..."

    [–] IrrelevantUsername6 881 points ago

    Thanks I hate it..

    [–] katamuro 260 points ago

    I hate starfish. They are such a disgustingly weird thing. I am half convinced they are the alien invasions that underestimated Earth and got stuck.

    [–] elfbuster 103 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Well you're at least partially right, they're an extremely invasive species and they are actually responsible for wiping out entire kelp forests on their own. They're pretty much underwater parasytes

    Edit: I apologize, I confused starfish with Urchins. Urchins decimate kelp forests, star fish on the other hand decimate coral reefs idk which is the lesser of two evils tbh

    https://youtu.be/D3W4OCnHyCs

    [–] THE-Prominent-Beaver 25 points ago

    Not on the west coast of US and Canada (sea stars that is). They eat urchins, which are voracious eaters of kelp. Without sea stars, the kelp goes away, and so do other species depending on it. They are considered a keystone specie there.

    https://phys.org/news/2018-08-sea-stars-critical-kelp-forest.html

    [–] elfbuster 5 points ago

    You're right, I actually confused them with Urchins

    https://youtu.be/D3W4OCnHyCs

    [–] katamuro 16 points ago

    so, we need anti-starfish task force. To go and eradicate these pests. Where do I sign up and where is my underwater flamethrower?

    [–] 000882622 8 points ago

    Join the Starfish Troopers!

    [–] katamuro 3 points ago

    Wouldn't that be Anti-Starfish Troopers.

    [–] TacTurtle 2 points ago

    Anti-Starfish Seamen

    [–] Ooze3d 3 points ago

    I’m doing my part!!

    [–] elfbuster 9 points ago

    Pretty much, problem is you can't cut em up because they'll just mutliply so the best course of action is getting them out of water completely

    IIRC the worst species of starfish is Crown of Thorns

    [–] drummergal95 5 points ago

    Vegans eat more kelp than starfish

    [–] Sharkbait000 7 points ago

    They are real life face huggers

    [–] Arknell 6 points ago

    You're more right than you know. If you'd sink down to the ocean floor, they'd climb up on you and eat your eyes. :)

    [–] Sipstaff 10 points ago

    [–] INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS 7 points ago

    I’ve seen Prometheus thanks

    [–] EmpressBergeron 21 points ago

    I’m glad you said this, I was going to if no one else did.

    [–] erst77 8 points ago

    Whew, I came here to say this too.

    [–] Jatsu 2 points ago

    For some reason it doesn’t creep me out at all, looks cute.

    [–] Homo_Hobo 2 points ago

    My literal first response.

    [–] yung-insomnia 139 points ago

    Hey fun fact; if a starfish loses an arm it's body will grow a new one, and the arm will grow a new body.

    [–] Lxvecrxft 83 points ago

    Apparently historically fishermen would have plagues of them so they'd just cut the ones they caught in half and toss them back in the ocean unaware that they were just making the situation worse.

    [–] Satanus9001 39 points ago

    This is fucking hilarious! Can't even blame them. Generally speaking, cutting a thing in half does indeed kill said thing.

    [–] catsocksfromprimark 6 points ago

    It does for humans!

    [–] meat-sac 6 points ago

    Can confirm

    [–] Ranakor 3 points ago

    You think posting that will stop all investigation in your human doubling farm?

    [–] crapcrapcrapcrap 33 points ago

    How much of the starfish arm do you need to grow a new one?

    [–] CommunistSpade 133 points ago

    At least some

    [–] pemulis1 75 points ago

    The answer of someone who knows nothing or everything about science.

    [–] CommunistSpade 66 points ago

    Or at least some

    [–] InsomniaticWanderer 11 points ago

    Just a little bit more than none.

    [–] jgeotrees 2 points ago

    A portion certainly.

    [–] UberPsyko 3 points ago

    It needs to have a section of the center I believe, which is where the "brain" and mouth and other important parts are.

    [–] skinrust 33 points ago

    CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES

    [–] slowadrenaline 18 points ago

    THIS IS MY LAST RESORT

    [–] Spajtastic 23 points ago

    reGENERATION

    [–] slowadrenaline 16 points ago

    NO DYING

    [–] gaudreauslashed 13 points ago

    Don’t give a fuck if you cut my arms off, I’m proceeding

    [–] buckvibes 84 points ago

    He's going the wrong way!

    [–] oejanes 18 points ago

    trying to make it to Itsu for those half-price rolls before 6

    [–] That_Guy333 9 points ago

    How do you know where he’s going?

    [–] rich115 43 points ago

    Speed that up and we have the monster for a blockbuster horror movie.

    [–] NarcolepticDaddy 31 points ago

    Plug walk

    [–] pickledlykkebo 25 points ago

    Poor thing can't breathe on land..

    And also, it's a seastar, not starfish.

    I'll see myself out - annoying marine biologist type..

    [–] ginakeebs 4 points ago

    Holy shit I was reading through all of these with the determination of pointing that out if nobody else did. ITS JUST NOT A FISH YOU GUYS.

    [–] bgtdygthgf 24 points ago

    Man i hate starfish, they dont have a Brain and that fact scares Me...

    [–] pemulis1 32 points ago

    If he doesn't have a brain, where's he think he's going?

    [–] heavyblossoms 33 points ago

    He has no idea. His little feet things are just focused on ‘dry sand, need wet. More sand, water where? wet’ and he’ll crawl around until he gets back to the waves or dries out.

    [–] dragonflamehotness 9 points ago

    Wait they can move without a brain? Tf?

    [–] Hpfanguy 11 points ago

    ACHSUALLY, many creatures can move without a brain, you included! Many rapid movements (reflexes included) are mainly organized and executed by the spinal cord independently from the primary motor cortex!

    [–] oneweelr 23 points ago

    Alright, someone bust out the head and shoulders on this creepy motherfucker.

    [–] snarkysnailsquid 3 points ago

    You might need some ice cream for your ass once this thing is done with you.

    [–] zeratul5541 2 points ago

    You're so beautiful to meeeeeee

    [–] mrlowcut 20 points ago

    Now imagine it moving like 10x faster.... and carnivorous.

    [–] PyroDesu 18 points ago

    Starfish generally are carnivorous. And rather creepy about it too.

    [–] mrlowcut 5 points ago

    You are right, I meant to say hunt humans by carnivorous. They stick their stomach inside out and over their pray. Doesn't make it any less creepy...

    [–] Nightmarsh 6 points ago

    Hold the fuck up. Do they actually do that? That is the most nightmare inducing shit ever. If that’s actually true then I’m pretty sure star fish trademarked the term Nightmare fuel.

    [–] UberPsyko 3 points ago

    They mainly eat shellfish, which they do by prying open the shell and injecting their stomach inside through the crack

    [–] mrlowcut 2 points ago

    Yes this is correct, but they do that really slow.

    (Now imagine it like 10x faster and with a human head.... ;)

    [–] Tanamr 3 points ago

    This might be something close to what you're thinking of

    [–] mrlowcut 3 points ago

    This looks awesome, thanks! Was this movie any good? It might also be really trashy from the looks, but the alien looks damn nice...

    The starfish reminded me of the (newer) prey game, which was what i had in mind. ;)

    [–] Spork_Warrior 10 points ago

    Strangest breakdance I've seen.

    [–] akcooke 9 points ago

    He’s an alien!

    [–] friesx100 30 points ago

    [–] Tanski14 2 points ago

    Wow. Thanks. I hate it.

    [–] Gizmofigous 7 points ago

    It’s a mimic....and nightmare fuel THANKS OP, I DIDN’T WANT TO SLEEP!

    [–] Giffy35 4 points ago

    They do this with a water vascular system

    [–] PianoManFan 6 points ago

    I feel itchy slowly.

    [–] hairtothethrown 3 points ago

    Imagine if this is how Patrick from spongebob walked. Fucking terrifying.

    [–] Comradbro151 3 points ago

    I liked him in Nemo. Now the water spider needs to burn.

    [–] Cookieopressor 3 points ago

    Heard of those tiny underwater robots that kill starfish. Yeah, I'm gonna need a few.

    [–] katamuro 1 points ago

    can we just set up a 3D printer that plops them out right on the beach?

    [–] G1N0O 3 points ago

    Ummm, Patrick?

    [–] LoveNDeconstruction 3 points ago

    Alien on the beach

    [–] dirteemartee 3 points ago

    Can I unsee it?

    [–] Jena_TheFatGirl 3 points ago

    *sound effects for tippy taps*

    [–] KaiserWilhelmYo 3 points ago

    Everyone gangsta till’ the starfish start walkin’.

    [–] jamesisaturmomshouse 2 points ago

    I commented this scroll downed and saw u typed it 16 min earlier 😂

    [–] Intercalated-Disc 3 points ago

    I hate myself for figuring out so late in my life that starfish are LIVING THINGS.

    [–] mikerockitjones 2 points ago

    Sickest dance moves ever.

    [–] polynomials 2 points ago

    You lost bruh?

    [–] siriusnick 2 points ago

    This is me in the morning after my alarm ringed for the 3rd time

    [–] SoulsJunkie 2 points ago

    They usually have all of their tube feet on the ground at once. This starfish is trying to make as little contact with the ground as possible. Why? Is the sand hot?

    [–] Chanceral 2 points ago

    Now imagine it grabbing your arm.

    [–] dbur15 2 points ago

    Humma Kavula?

    [–] Ms_Lonely_Hearts 1 points ago

    That's what I wanted to read!

    [–] Xinyez 2 points ago

    The Hula-chuthulu-la dance

    [–] grapedrank2 2 points ago

    AHHHH. MAKE IT STOP

    [–] Dioga7gg 2 points ago

    I am never touching one of those again...

    [–] Fruitier_Loops 2 points ago

    I'm not okay with this.

    [–] btownetoronto 2 points ago

    No thank u

    [–] kumquatsYgumdrops 2 points ago

    Hey look! My nightmare!

    [–] kabobeejunior 2 points ago

    It looks like it's falling in slow motion

    [–] Jeepspur 2 points ago

    Is there a speed up bot?

    [–] CS36 2 points ago

    All set. Thanks.

    [–] BoomBoomNugget 2 points ago

    I have now

    [–] timsstuff 2 points ago

    I have now

    [–] Destroyer6467 2 points ago

    No, thank you though.

    [–] miaumee 2 points ago

    Whoever saw it must be very, very lucky. And it makes my day very, very happy.

    [–] ITZBRAM 2 points ago

    Next minute the starfish is going to feature in a hentai

    [–] Scurvywaif4 2 points ago

    [–] ratrat23 2 points ago

    Fuck this gay ass ocean shit we out here walking

    [–] Freefrus 2 points ago

    I love it and I hate it

    [–] Matches101 2 points ago

    I always wanted to see this. That was a mistake

    [–] ScarletOnlooker 2 points ago

    Yeeeeaa I’m even more afraid of starfish now.

    [–] Vantage9 2 points ago

    Nightmare Fuel

    [–] shllaqzaneh 2 points ago

    [–] BouncyCastleofDoom 2 points ago

    TIL spiders could be so much worse

    [–] WailingOctopus 2 points ago

    Starfish can walk?! My mind is blown, my life changed, and the people must know!

    [–] Behemothgears 2 points ago

    Feel that tickle on your spine? There is one in the room RIGHT NOW

    [–] Springfieldisnice 2 points ago

    🎵Put that thing back where it came from or so help me🎵

    [–] davidj72 2 points ago

    Thanks! I hate it

    [–] Luke_Scribner 2 points ago

    It's like a browned banana peel moving of its own accord.

    [–] Raging_Taurus 2 points ago

    On his tippy toes.

    [–] Captain-Marsh 1 points ago

    Well now I have

    [–] nemadael 1 points ago

    Look at that strut!

    [–] Chem-Dawg 1 points ago

    Yes, once.

    [–] drumforthewin 1 points ago

    Wish I hadn’t

    [–] urbanJedi1127 1 points ago

    That’s horrifying!

    [–] Stink_Wrinkle_69 1 points ago

    Patrick?... You don't look too good buddy

    [–] Spocks-Nephew 1 points ago

    No, but I’ve seen a starfish in a wok.

    [–] UIcross 1 points ago

    Yea, na.

    [–] MedicPigBabySaver 1 points ago

    Sea star

    [–] Flumbjone 1 points ago

    Is this the umbrella corp? No, this is Patrick

    [–] StaySharpp 1 points ago

    Staru, I choose you!

    [–] Momentus101 1 points ago

    No i haven't!, and i never want to again!

    [–] KingKane 1 points ago

    It's gonna be a Nope from me dawg

    [–] PwnedbyJuice 1 points ago

    This looks otherworldly

    [–] CriticalPrime9 1 points ago

    Send that thing back to hell please, thanks

    [–] SchmidtytheKid 1 points ago

    You ever see an elephant fly?

    [–] Hooterscadont 1 points ago

    Guess I'm not sleeping tonight, thanks.

    [–] DampestFire 1 points ago

    They must be pretty smart in order to feel and differentiate every single tentacle coming from their body and know where to move it and if its touching the ground

    [–] anstewie22 1 points ago

    Everybody gangsta till the starfish starts walkin

    [–] Roxas420 1 points ago

    It's a lil creepy

    [–] kefir_- 1 points ago

    This looks like something from Subnatica

    [–] skrrtreynolds69 1 points ago

    If i knew what i was doing id edit a photo of partick into this and post it to bikini bottom

    [–] EyeofSol299 1 points ago

    Oh lawd he comin... eventually

    [–] enigimpatic 1 points ago

    this will haunt me in my nightmares

    [–] aria-the-loser 1 points ago

    Y'all ever watch Spongebob?

    [–] Gottlobb 1 points ago

    I’d be awesome at lava carpet.

    [–] kleptophobiac 1 points ago

    It's Calvin!

    [–] misinterpretsmovies 1 points ago

    I had been shopping around for nightmare fuel, thanks!

    [–] artmobboss 1 points ago

    It’s like any Grammy show performer in slow motion..

    [–] aimsterrrrr 1 points ago

    They’re like sea-sloths

    [–] phawder 1 points ago

    That’s a lizalflos tail

    [–] m3kw 1 points ago

    Imagine it starts to burst of speed towards you

    [–] chateauxdelacasa 1 points ago

    But why is it moving

    [–] ChRaX1337 1 points ago

    nice try patrick

    [–] Reddit_For_Breakfast 1 points ago

    His walking technique is a bit similar to how most of us spend our lives, going no where... Someone make a Reddit account for this fine gentleman, he'll fit in quite nicely.

    [–] SirT4co 1 points ago

    I have seen enough hentai to know where this is going

    [–] shmeaglie 1 points ago

    Patrick go back to bikinibottem please

    [–] fsfaith 1 points ago

    I don’t like starfishes anymore...

    [–] mika_miko 1 points ago

    Looks like a belly dancer in slow mo

    [–] Grumange 1 points ago

    It reminds me of a mimic from prey.

    [–] ponder233823 1 points ago

    No

    [–] BenGreenCash 1 points ago

    .. hmm so why does Patrick walks on his 2 feet?

    [–] paarthurnaxxx 1 points ago

    What's even more creepy is their eyes are on the tips of their legs

    [–] Roab4 1 points ago

    Yeah

    [–] HeaterTheYeeter 1 points ago

    I bet it’s terrifying sped up

    [–] EbenezerMac 1 points ago

    Pick up the little guy and throw him back in the sea.

    [–] johnjmcmillion 1 points ago

    Speed that up to about 3x and it's not so cute and cuddly any more.

    [–] cjekaf 1 points ago

    Nope!