The blog includes this clip:
If there was ever a fish that belonged on Futurama . . . this is it. The see-through head apparently protects the fish’s eyes from the stinging sea creatures it steals its food from. I knew there was a reason I keep a pair of safety goggles in my kitchen; you never know when the soup will shoot a nematocyst-covered stinging tentacle your way . . . see Better Off Dead.
But then on Monday, DSN posted a new link to — amazingly — a Colbert Report clip about the fish. Just so you know, Colbert’s reaction is pretty much how I feel about all the crazy organisms I’ll be writing about on this blog. To wit:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Craziest F#?king Thing I’ve Ever Heard – Barreleye Fish|
If this clip won’t load, you can find the DSN version here.
Oh, and just for the record, the fish’s latin name, Macropinna microstoma, roughly translates to “Big wing little mouth”.