I love a good sci-fi. Novel, movie, B-rated TV show, you name it, I love ’em all. But sometimes our imaginations can’t hold a candle to our own planet’s. Good ol’ Mother Earth got her freak on with these babies.

The sea pig. Check out my favorite explanation (brace yourself for references of anal breathing and fish farts)…

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The Yangtze giant softshell turtle. With only a handful of their species left, these bad boys are on the outs (MotherNatureNetwork). Bummer, ’cause turtle soup is awesome.

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The human-faced carp, found off the coast of South Korea (The Telegraph).

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050202_moleThe star-nosed mole (Animal Diversity). I’m just gonna say it. He’s got a sphincter on his face.

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Japanese spider crab. The clip below is awesome, both for the nightmare-inducing content and the equally horrifying techno music.

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