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Daily Weird #12 (Blobfish, jell-o and vampires)

Updated on March 10, 2011

Herman, the blobfish, is not having a good day.

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The fish that is a blob, otherwise known as the blobfish is in danger of becoming extinct. Darwin’s theory, survival of the ugliest, is now in question.

The blobfish doesn’t have a gas bladder (more commonly known as a helium balloon) holding it up like the other fish, it is made of Jell-O gelatin instead. I’m not positive, but I believe it’s strawberry Jell-O. Its gelatinous body is not quite as dense as sea water, so it floats a little above the bottom of the sea. We know this because we dropped a Jell-O camera in the ocean and followed its progress. It stopped right before the bottom of the sea.

Unlike the camera, the blobfish need to eat. They don’t have much muscle mass, being blobs and all, but they still find a way to grab the food that passes their way. They especially like French fries and hamburgers, so be sure and throw plenty of those in the ocean. Pizza is good too.

You can only find these gooey fish in the seas surrounding Australia and Tasmania. That would make it the Australian Sea and the Tasmanian sea. Not to brag, but I’m pretty good at geography, so I might as well share my wealth of knowledge. Tasmania is where all the vampires live. They suck the gas out of the blobfish’s bladder, which is why it’s a bowl of Jell-O with a head. That’s also why all vampires talk with high squeaky voices.

Nobody actually eats the blobfish, I think that’s because they haven’t tried topping it with whipped cream. You'd think that would keep them from becoming extinct. Well, it hasn't. Between the fishermen who accidently catch these so-ugly-they're-cute fellas and the lack of fast food restaurants at the bottom of the sea, the poor blobfish is dying out quickly.

I would hate to see them go.  I’m pretty sure they enjoy being bottom of the sea blobs, also, vampires sound way friendlier with “blob voices”.

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    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      Chris- oh, no, I AM happy... happy and just a little jealous.

    • ChrisLincoln profile image

      ChrisLincoln 

      7 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Sue,

      You will happy to know I found a blob fish sleeping up my nose...

      OK , maybe not happy exactly...

      C

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      Prasetio- Thank you for your kind words,( you brought a smile to my face)

      and thank you for taking the time to read my stuff. :O)

      Have a wonderful day!

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I am very entertained reading this hub. You are very talented. Keep on writing. Thank you very much. ~prasetio

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      Chris- I'm glad to know I'm giving as good as I'm getting, you completely slay me!

      This hub wasn't all that funny, I just really, really, REALLY liked the picture. I should have come up with something funnier, but thanks to you, if people read the comments, I didn't have to!!!! :O)

      Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it. I feel all warm and cotton socky!

    • ChrisLincoln profile image

      ChrisLincoln 

      8 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Sue,

      You know that you crack me up on a daily basis, right?

      Sometimes I think our comment strands are funnier than the original hubs, I just hope someone reads them...

      Oh, and congrats on getting into the nineties...

      C

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      Chris- I should have just let you write the hub on this one! I'm laughing so hard I may have to change my clothes! You are too funny! Love it! Thank you for making my hub worth reading (as long as they scroll down the comments)!

      Awesome. True, and Awesome.

    • ChrisLincoln profile image

      ChrisLincoln 

      8 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Sue,

      Blobfish are in fact teenagers who stayed on the couch past the potato sell-by-date. Their internal organs and bones turned gelatenous. I know this because if you ask a blobfish what it is, it says "Idunno". Go ahead try.

      Oh, and everybody knows vampires come from Pennsylvania and wear women's clothing when their wife's are out at the AA meeting.

      Chris

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      Thank you Libby! :)

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      libby101a 

      8 years ago from KY

      LOL!! I loved it!! Good Job!

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      libby- What? Is that not right? Of all the people who read my stuff, I would expect you to know that it's completely accurate. It is. I swear....

      Thanks for stopping by Libby!!! :)

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      libby101a 

      8 years ago from KY

      "Darwin’s theory, survival of the ugliest, is now in question."

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