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A Prehistoric Lovecraftian Sea Creature Has Been Named After Cthulhu

This animal is pretty creepy but the tentacles kind of look like baby corn.

via SyFy

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn. Even though it wasn’t in a massive submerged palace at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu was waiting—waiting to be discovered.

Maybe someone called him, or he telepathically communicated with the scientists from Yale University, Oxford University, USC, Imperial College London and the University of Leicester to rediscover a strange fossil that had first been unearthed in the early 2000s but never really identified. It turned out to be a creature that scuttled across the seafloor (maybe in R’lyeh?) on it tentacles 430 million years ago until it was forever buried in volcanic ash.

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