Australian researchers from Museum Victoria and the CSIRO, the nation’s scientific research agency, shared a photo of something lurking deep beneath the ocean — and Twitter can’t stop talking about it.
Aside from the usual horrific-looking faceless fish, they found the “peanut worm,” which bears a shocking resemblance to … well, see for yourself.
Twitter users then rushed to make the same joke over and over again, pretty much:
The sipuncula is known as the peanut worm because it resembles the shell of a peanut, according to University of California’s Museum of Paleontology.
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The sipuncula consist of a group of 320 different species that are found in shallow waters or in crevasses between rocks — and they usually don’t look quite so … phallic.
Scientists share photos of familiar-looking ‘peanut worm’ – AOL