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World's ugliest animals
The Ugly Animal Preservation Society‘s online anti-beauty pageant has come to a close. The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) beat out other deformed, slimy and otherwise awkward land and sea creatures to become the new, hideous face of the organization.
The competition wasn’t even close, says the British group, which uses a mix of science and humor to spread awareness of animals that, they argue, deserve a second look. In other words, it’s not all about pandas. Still, it’s perhaps a blessing that the blobfish remains mostly hidden in the ocean’s depths.
The other nominees put up a good fight, but weren’t quite ugly enough. Below, a look at the competition.
Flightless dung beetle
Greater short-horned lizard
Titicaca water frog, also known as the scrotum frog
Sonic's Bacon Double Cheddar Croissant Dog
Sonic calls this a "gourmet twist" on a classic. I am not so, so fancy, but I know that sprinkling bacon and cheddar cheese onto a tube of pork is not gourmet, even if you have made a bun out of something that is theoretically French.
KFC's Double Down Dog
This creation is notable for its fried chicken bun and ability to hastily kill your dreams.
Pizza Hut's Hot Dog Bites Pizza
Pizza Hut basically just glued pigs-in-blankets to the crust of its normal pizza. This actually sounds good, and I blame America for brainwashing me into feeling that.
Carl's Jr. Most American Thick Burger
This is a burger stuffed with potato chips and hot dogs. Choose a meat, America! How hard is it to just choose a meat?!
Tokyo Dog's Juuni Ban
A food truck in Seattle called Tokyo Dog created this thing, which is notable for its distinction as the Guinness Book of World Records' most expensive hot dog at $169. It is a smoked cheese bratwurst, covered in butter Teriyaki grilled onions, Maitake mushrooms, Wagyu beef, foie gras, black truffles, caviar and Japanese mayo in a brioche bun. Just calm down, Tokyo Dog. Calm down.
Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water"
This album art should be illegal.