Cue the new nicknames!
It’s a scientific discovery in the deep sea ocean of Australia that’s got internet users laughing out load due to it’s similarity to a very specific part of the human anatomy.
It's a penis. Well, basically, it looks like a penis.
But this strange-looking creature is called a ‘peanut worm’.
It doesn't look like a peanut. Photo: Twitter
Now this is why we love the internet, because there are so many other things it could be called.
From a Mermaid's Toy, to Dildofilphora - the internet had a field-day.
This is apparently a peanut worm. No. Stop. This should be called Mermaid's Toy.— Marquis de Carabas (@TheRobDyke) June 18, 2017
"Oh mom look! A Mermaid's Toy!"
Now that sounds better. pic.twitter.com/HPR5rVAyLy
OMG! That same peculiar sea creature lives in my nightstand too!— MercurialMiss (@MercurialMiss) June 18, 2017
It’s actual name comes from the fact that when threatened these animals can contract their long head inwards and resemble a peanut.
As it stands though, it definitely resembles something else!
Men beware, this could lead to some awkward new nicknames for your member.
That is what I am calling penises from now on.— Amanda (@truelyesoteric) June 18, 2017
Oh. I saw this and thought it was a dildo.— Respectful Succubus (@DemonicGood) June 18, 2017
Would not wanna make that mistake in real life.
On a serious note, it was just one of a host of odd animals a team from the Museums Victoria discovered during a month-long expedition of one of the most inaccessible and mysterious environments on the planet – 4,000 metres below the sea known as the eastern abyss.
That’s one way to get the world interested in science!