Thousands of 'penis fish' wash up on beach in California

funny shit 13/12/2019

The award for the weirdest news of the week goes to Drakes Beach in California, that had thousands of strange little creatures called 'penis fish' wash up on the sand. Just looking at the pics makes us feel uncomfortable tbh. 

Imagine going for a day trip to the beach to find it absolutely COVERED with penises. Yeah, no thanks.

The fish are also known as the fat inkeeper worm, but are called penis fish because, well, they look like dicks. Just look at them. 

It's thought the fish were washed ashore on the Pacific US coast after they were dragged from the depths by a recent storm. We reckon they should have stayed where they were.

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The weird creatures measure about 10 inches long and live in small underground u-shaped burrows that become homes for other creatures once the worm leaves. 

Biologist Ivan Parr discovered the 'penis fish' washed up on the beach on December 6, a few days after a particularly violent storm.

"The same phenomenon has been reported over the years at Pajaro Dunes, Moss Landing, Bodega Bay, and Princeton Harbor," said Parr.

"I've heard my share of imaginative theories from beachcombers, such as flotsam of a wrecked bratwurst freighter. In truth, these are living denizens of our beaches rudely, yet also mercifully, mostly called 'fat innkeeper worms',"

Just to make you feel even more uncomfortable, the things can live for around 25 years. Yikes.

In some cultures the fish are even considered a culinary delicacy - In Korea and China people eat them with seasame oil and gochujang. We're going to say a quick no thank you to that.