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Feeling Sorry for Yourself? Look at This Blobfish and Other Critters.

Updated on February 3, 2015

One day I was feeling blue and useless. I was browsing the web and came across a naked mole-rat picture. A thought struck me- hey, I should be thankful to God that he made me in my own body. The day seemed better and my mood went up.

So if you are having a bad day and feeling sorry for yourself, remember:

You could look like these creatures, whom only their mother can love!


This is a blobfish that lives off Australia and Tasmania. It mainly is a "gelatinous mass." Because it is slightly less dense than water, the fish floats above the sea floor and eats what floats by.

Doesn't it look cute and disgusting at the same time?

Dumbo Octopus

This one is really touching.

The Dumbo Octopus can be found in any ocean up to approximately 7,000 meters below sea level.

The Dumbo Octopus though not large,  prefers to swallow its prey whole. When down on the sea bed Dumbo Octopus will feast mainly on worms and crustaceans, and when away from the sea bed they will eat pelagic cope-pods.


The Aye-aye is one of many unusual animals found in Madagascar. It's odd appearance causes him troubles. People  chase him away as to the Malagasy people, the Aye-aye is magical, and is believed to bring death to the village it appears in.

Naked mole rat

And this one is really really ugly, no cuteness to my taste..... 

Naked mole-rats spend virtually their entire lives in the total darkness of underground burrows. Naked mole-rats live in the horn of Africa, including parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. They live in large colonies, presided over by a queen, in which only the queen and a few select males breed while the rest of the colony—all members of the same family—work together to raise young and maintain the colony.

hairy or bold?

Angora rabbit, 

Komondor dog,

Sphynx kitten......

and other animals that only their mother can love.....


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    • K9keystrokes profile image

      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      This is the best group of beautifully ugly creatures! What a wonderful world we live in. Thanks for sharing.


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      8 years ago


      Cute as cute can get.

      In a discusting way, lol

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      cjv123, thank you for visiting and commenting! I also find some of them cute. Or at least touching....

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      rsmallory, you are so right!

      Thank you for your comment.

    • cjv123 profile image


      10 years ago from Michigan

      What a riot! Loved these and oddly, some I found to be rather cute!!

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      Rebecca Sue Mallory 

      10 years ago from Central Texas

      cool pics-great hub and a good reminder to appreciate everyday what we have because somehow, it could always be worse. Great! Thanks!

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      Patti, I am glad I did :)

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      Patti Ann 

      10 years ago from Florida

      Wow - this is so funny! I love it! You made my day.

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      My Inner Jew 

      10 years ago

      :) that's cool, I don't know a lot of local stuff and I have lived her most my life :(

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      I'd have to search too, as I don't really know a lot of local stuff (after all, I live in US only for 8 years....)

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      My Inner Jew 

      10 years ago

      hahaha lol your funny...maybe i was thinking sausages...i was hungry..oops...i don't recall his name...i'll have to search for him...all i know his he had this crazy voice and always had a cigar. and said "you see" a lot

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      Wow, you have wild imagination, MIJ. Jimmy Dean.....Is this the one connected also with food brand? May be that's why this resemblance, sausages and like....LOL

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      My Inner Jew 

      10 years ago

      true i remember the first time i saw them bend down to sleep...I remember asking my mom if they slept standing up because of their long legs and necks...

      the blob fish also reminds me of another famous character...its something like jimmy dean...he always had a cigar in his mouth that is what i remember

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      Funny assosiation, LOL. Poor Charlie....

      Blobfish looks so pathetic.... Actually, any animal would look weird if we were not familiar with them. Think about seeing, say, giraffe for the first time...

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      My Inner Jew 

      10 years ago

      haha lovely...thank goodness i don't look like that blobfish especially...he actually reminds me of a famous actor from back in the early days...charlie chaplin...poor charlie who wants to be equated to a blobfish

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      Cam Anju 

      10 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      Amazing... these creatures are very interesting. :)

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      10 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      very interesting! you forgot one: pugs! they're dogs that so ugly but they're cute, too! =)

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      blondepoet, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      Dottie, thank you and same here. I am glad to be me.

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      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Great title. After looking at these creatures, I'm glad to be me! haha!

    • blondepoet profile image


      10 years ago from australia

      Wowee this was great and sooo different, loved it.

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      Thanks for checking out these wonderful creatures! Everyone wants to live and be loved, even the odd looking ones :)

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      10 years ago

      Actually, they are all cute in a sad endearing kind of way--only mothers can love--well said.

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      Cindy Vine 

      10 years ago from Cape Town

      Goodness, don't think I'd like to run into any of those creatures in the dark!

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      10 years ago from London

      blobfish - just yuck, as far as I'm concerned, not cute. "A face only a mother could love"

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      10 years ago from USA


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      Vladimir Uhri 

      10 years ago from HubPages, FB



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