We’ve already established that some of the weirdest crabs tend to hail from Japan, and the Heikegani is no exception. This crab is known for its shell, which tends to resemble a human face, often being compared to that of an angry samurai. This feature gave the Heikegani a nickname many centuries ago which still follows it to this day — the Samurai Ghost Crab.
Japanese culture puts these creatures on a pedestal, as it believes that they are the reincarnated Heike warriors, who were defeated in 1185 at the Battle of Dan-no-Ura, as told in The Tale of the Heike. Heikegani crabs are a popular example of how people tend to find meaning and resemblances to humans when they look at various shapes in nature.
Aye-ayes are one of the weirdest looking primates on earth. These unique lemurs are mostly found at night in the Madagascar rainforest trees, as they search for food and shelter. Despite looking like chipmunks on Ritalin, they are actually quite intelligent and can use their human-like opposable thumbs to hang from tree branches.
Locals in Madagascar tend to stay away from the Aye-ayes because, for them, these mammals are like black cats. They are the world's largest nocturnal primate and are unfortunately considered endangered at the moment. This is due to unnecessary killing and environmental destruction, which forced the government to write laws protecting their lives and habitat.
Some fish have a tendency to carry around a surprised look on their faces, which is always a hilarious sight to see. Almost none of them, however, look as surprised or are as convincing as the ocean sunfish. This massive sea-dweller weighs up to 5,000 pounds and can reach a size of up to 14 feet long and 10 feet high.
These fish love staying close to the surface and enjoying a good suntan, which is partly why they're called sunfish. Smaller fish tend to gather around them and eat parasites off their skin, which is a great win-win situation for the ocean sunfish and its guests.
The stargazer fish can be instantly recognized for having one of the most dissatisfied expressions ever seen on a living creature. This grumpy sea creature has often been cited as "The Meanest Thing In Creation", which is evidently clear when you stare at it for even one second.
The stargazer fish features incredibly large eyes on the top of its head and comically buries itself on the ocean floor until it finds prey to suck into its mouth. This creature is actually a very good hunter, and sports various tricks up its sleeve from two venomous spines and up to literally being able to electrically shock anyone who touches it, so do yourself a favor and admire from afar.
Pink Fairy Armadillo
Some people say that Armadillos are extremely adorable, while others think of them as rats with armor. Either way, the pink fairy armadillo is probably one of the cuter versions of the species, and only grows up to 5 inches long. This little guy likes to live underground and uses a little biological trick to keep itself warm.
The pink fairy armadillo pumps blood into its armor, which is one of the reasons why it looks strangely skin-colored. These little creatures can be found in the deserts of Argentina, but are usually quite hard to come by and even harder to catch, as they spend their days underground.