Let it never be said that Australian scientists aren’t as thoroughly committed to taking the piss as the rest of the population. 

Case in point: the very recently discovered “peanut worm“:

Hmmm… Are you sure that’s how you spell it? 

The research team from Museums Victoria dredged up a whole swathe of new horrors from the deep while surveying a part of Australia’s oceanic topography called the eastern abyss

Not only did they find the above ghostly mermaid dildo – they also heaved to the surface in a quivering mass the nightmarish faceless fish:

Australian Scientists Discover Ghastly Sea Dong, Name It The ‘Peanut Worm’

Image: Robert Zugaro

The cookie cutter shark:

Australian Scientists Discover Ghastly Sea Dong, Name It The ‘Peanut Worm’

Image: Robert Zugaro

The coffin fish:

Australian Scientists Discover Ghastly Sea Dong, Name It The ‘Peanut Worm’

Image: Robert Zugaro

And the dragon fish:

Australian Scientists Discover Ghastly Sea Dong, Name It The ‘Peanut Worm’

Image: Robert Zugaro

But obviously people are only interested in one thing: the big sea D.

Why’s it called the peanut worm, you ask? Apparently because when it’s threatened it shrinks up and looks like a penis peanut. 

Yeah. Sure it does. 

Source: International Business Times.

Image: Robert Zugaro.