The picture of a starfish with a big butt goes viral … but is it an ass?
No, it’s not Patrick Star of SpongeBob. This is a real picture of a real starfish whose “big backside” breaks the Internet.
A woman was taken to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. The publication generated 639,000 reactions, 173,000 retweets and 4,500 comments on Friday, July. 5
The creature, which is a vermilion starfish, is seen with two round lines that, let’s face it, look like a bum.
“Today I saw a starfish in the aquarium,” said the tweet.
Now we ask ourselves: is he really an idiot?
According to Nate Jaros, a curator of aquarium and invertebrate fish, the answer is no.
He said today in the United States those bumps are actually the arm of the starfish.
“In this photo, the starfish is on a vertical rock wall with two arms holding the rock and two arms suspended in a relaxed position,”
“Starfish sometimes relax their arms, like when they eat … While the starfish is oriented vertically, gravity collapses its internal components.”
In spite of everything … our mind can’t help thinking it’s a big ol’ butt.