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(Gizmodo)   Here's some nightmare fuel for you. Because you didn't need to sleep again. Ever   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2021-12-04 9:06:55 AM  
I think it's cute.
 
2021-12-04 9:13:47 AM  
If you meet one 3,000 feet down, that's the least of your problems.
 
2021-12-04 9:35:43 AM  
Awww...

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2021-12-04 10:04:52 AM  
Our world is full of really freaky stuff and we don't even notice it. I mean, go out in the woods with your kids and flip over some rocks and take a look at the little monsters that live there.
 
2021-12-04 10:48:08 AM  
... that's super pretty and significantly less dangerous to humans than the average tree, even ignoring that we literally cannot exist in the same immediate environmental conditions.

Was this written by the ghost of HP Lovecraft? No normal person would find jellyfish inherently more frightening than any other sedentary critter. Even the dangerous jellyfish that you might run into without the environment already having killed you rate about the same as a domestic bovine. You can avoid all problems by not challenging a manowar to a fistfight or whatever.
 
2021-12-04 10:48:19 AM  

edmo: Our world is full of really freaky stuff and we don't even notice it. I mean, go out in the woods with your kids and flip over some rocks and take a look at the little monsters that live there.


The real monsters walk with two legs
 
2021-12-04 10:49:08 AM  

Jim_Callahan: ... that's super pretty and significantly less dangerous to humans than the average tree, even ignoring that we literally cannot exist in the same immediate environmental conditions.

Was this written by the ghost of HP Lovecraft? No normal person would find jellyfish inherently more frightening than any other sedentary critter. Even the dangerous jellyfish that you might run into without the environment already having killed you rate about the same as a domestic bovine. You can avoid all problems by not challenging a manowar to a fistfight or whatever.


We fear what we dont know.
 
2021-12-04 10:52:30 AM  
I'm sorry I clicked on that link. Stop referring to animals as nightmare fuel. They're just trying to live in their environment. Truthfully, humans are "nightmare fuel" to every other animal on this planet.
 
2021-12-04 11:33:39 AM  

Jim_Callahan: ... You can avoid all problems by not challenging a manowar to a fistfight or whatever.


Never before in my life did I consider challenging such a creature to fisticuffs, yet now, thanks to you, it's all I can think off.
 
2021-12-04 11:35:24 AM  
I like animals that you can also use as a table lamp.
 
2021-12-04 11:37:31 AM  
I think it's beautiful. I'd wear it as a hat.
 
2021-12-04 11:46:14 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I'm sorry I clicked on that link. Stop referring to animals as nightmare fuel. They're just trying to live in their environment. Truthfully, humans are "nightmare fuel" to every other animal on this planet.


And it wasn't even nightmare fuel. It probably couldn't even harm a human assuming humans could encounter it in its natural environment without using a submersible. Here's a better video

Ghostly critters from the deep sea: Stygiomedusa gigantea
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2021-12-04 11:51:47 AM  

edmo: Our world is full of really freaky stuff and we don't even notice it. I mean, go out in the woods with your kids and flip over some rocks and take a look at the little monsters that live there.


Or go to a local mall, and see some really freaky humans.
That's some nightmare fuel.


The jellyfish is cool, and mesmerizing to watch.
 
2021-12-04 11:59:45 AM  
Not sure how knowing that a huge deep-sea jellyfish living in an ocean a thousand miles away is gonna keep me awake at night.
 
2021-12-04 12:08:29 PM  
FTA: We can start out with points in favor of the giant phantom jellyfish being a cool-ass jelly.

I think we're all versed in the xkcd "-ass" rule by now...
 
2021-12-04 12:19:31 PM  
I'm kind of relieved that I'm not the only one with an irrational fear of jellyfish.

Yes, I know it makes no sense. Don't make me underline "irrational".
 
2021-12-04 12:20:58 PM  
subby if thats nightmare fuel for you, you must get scared by your own shadow daily
 
2021-12-04 1:08:27 PM  
i think it's very beautiful. its arms look like silk scarves, really expensive ones that flow like liquid.
 
2021-12-04 1:11:14 PM  

Jim_Callahan: ... that's super pretty and significantly less dangerous to humans than the average tree, even ignoring that we literally cannot exist in the same immediate environmental conditions.

Was this written by the ghost of HP Lovecraft? No normal person would find jellyfish inherently more frightening than any other sedentary critter. Even the dangerous jellyfish that you might run into without the environment already having killed you rate about the same as a domestic bovine. You can avoid all problems by not challenging a manowar to a fistfight or whatever.


This jellyfish is way to big to be bait, but I guess its headline gets Gizzymodo the clicks.
 
2021-12-04 1:13:47 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: edmo: Our world is full of really freaky stuff and we don't even notice it. I mean, go out in the woods with your kids and flip over some rocks and take a look at the little monsters that live there.

Or go to a local mall,fark and see some really freaky humans.
That's some nightmare fuel.



On a side note, are jelly fish animals or plants?  Or none of the above.  They don't have a brain, but they are ambulatory.
 
2021-12-04 1:15:17 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I'm kind of relieved that I'm not the only one with an irrational fear of jellyfish.

Yes, I know it makes no sense. Don't make me underline "irrational".


Coming in at a very far second place to my very rational fear of > 3000 feet of water on top of me, this jellyfish looks cute and cuddly.
 
2021-12-04 1:31:54 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I'm kind of relieved that I'm not the only one with an irrational fear of jellyfish.

Yes, I know it makes no sense. Don't make me underline "irrational".


its only irrational if you live on a tropical coast

If you live literally anywhere else its just stupid
 
2021-12-04 1:52:21 PM  

lifeslammer: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I'm kind of relieved that I'm not the only one with an irrational fear of jellyfish.

Yes, I know it makes no sense. Don't make me underline "irrational".

its only irrational if you live on a tropical coast

If you live literally anywhere else its just stupid


¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I don't get to choose my anxieties, man.
 
2021-12-04 2:17:58 PM  
On the case.
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2021-12-04 2:28:06 PM  
...so where's the nightmare supposed to be?
 
2021-12-04 2:48:09 PM  
This is the ninth encounter MBARI researchers have had with it

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2021-12-04 3:01:16 PM  
Box Jelly
Comb Snail
Blue ringed octopus

Those are scary, this is kinda pretty
 
2021-12-04 3:02:04 PM  
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2021-12-04 3:08:36 PM  

baka-san: Comb Snail


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2021-12-04 3:12:14 PM  

Smoking GNU: ...so where's the nightmare supposed to be?


A Gizmodo article... AHHHHHH!
 
2021-12-04 3:26:40 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: edmo: Our world is full of really freaky stuff and we don't even notice it. I mean, go out in the woods with your kids and flip over some rocks and take a look at the little monsters that live there.

Or go to a local mall, and see some really freaky humans.
That's some nightmare fuel.


The jellyfish is cool, and mesmerizing to watch.


Go where?
 
2021-12-04 3:32:08 PM  

Smoking GNU: ...so where's the nightmare supposed to be?


At the bottom of the ocean
 
2021-12-04 3:50:22 PM  
You can kind of understand how people used to believe in "Sea Monsters". I know, this one is found a few thousand feet down, but other weird and scary stuff can be found closer to the surface and can seem to come out of nowhere.
 
2021-12-04 4:03:52 PM  
It's gorgeous.
 
2021-12-04 4:05:05 PM  

chitownmike: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: edmo: Our world is full of really freaky stuff and we don't even notice it. I mean, go out in the woods with your kids and flip over some rocks and take a look at the little monsters that live there.

Or go to a local mall, and see some really freaky humans.
That's some nightmare fuel.


The jellyfish is cool, and mesmerizing to watch.

Go where?


Be nice - he ain't been out in a while.

A long while.
 
2021-12-04 4:34:20 PM  

The Perfect Drug: Jim_Callahan: ... You can avoid all problems by not challenging a manowar to a fistfight or whatever.

Never before in my life did I consider challenging such a creature to fisticuffs, yet now, thanks to you, it's all I can think off.


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2021-12-04 4:53:54 PM  
As a kid, nightmare fuel was angler fish.  Then I found out most of them are about the size of an Oreo.
 
2021-12-04 5:38:42 PM  

discoballer: It's gorgeous.


I know. Jellyfish are one of the few creatures that look good to stick your dick into every part of it. But maaannnn trust me...they're not. Don't even try.
 
2021-12-04 5:57:16 PM  

natazha: As a kid, nightmare fuel was angler fish.  Then I found out most of them are about the size of an Oreo.


Read about their sex life, the horror will come back
 
2021-12-04 6:10:18 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: discoballer: It's gorgeous.

I know. Jellyfish are one of the few creatures that look good to stick your dick into every part of it. But maaannnn trust me...they're not. Don't even try.


Giant Jelly Roll on the face of the deep, huh?
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/I don't know, but I've been told.  Aussie Boxes leave one cold...
 
2021-12-04 7:38:48 PM  

The Perfect Drug: Jim_Callahan: ... You can avoid all problems by not challenging a manowar to a fistfight or whatever.

Never before in my life did I consider challenging such a creature to fisticuffs, yet now, thanks to you, it's all I can think off.


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2021-12-04 7:44:18 PM  
I won't be having nightmares because I only got a glimpse because that website gave my browser tab cancer and I had to put it down.
 
2021-12-04 8:17:08 PM  
"That's a sweet spot between 3,300 and 13,000 feet (1,000 to 4,000 meters)"

I don't think 2 miles of depth can be considered a sweet spot
 
2021-12-04 8:29:45 PM  
I see that every night when the wife dresses for bed.
 
2021-12-05 7:18:10 AM  
Go to the end of the pulpit, I need something in the foreground to give it some scale.
 
2021-12-05 1:34:56 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Even the dangerous jellyfish that you might run into without the environment already having killed you rate about the same as a domestic bovine.


That would depend on how you react to their stings.  For some people, it could be the worst death imaginable.

/Avoid watching the last few minutes of this movie:
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2021-12-05 1:52:13 PM  
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