88 – Top 5 Interesting Animals You’ve Never Heard About

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Let’s face it, humans are boring. Sure we may be the dominating species on the planet but we are also in many ways just not that interesting. The world is full of exciting animals in the world, some that behave in peculiar ways and some that just look so strange that it basically looks like something that came out of James Cameron’s Avatar.  This week, join Tuong La and Faux Wild Life Experts Axandre Lemours, Catherine Ballachey, and Seth Gerry as they get their Zoology on and rank Top 5 Interesting Animals You’ve Never Heard About.

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Ground Rules

  • Maybe YOU have heard of these animals before but we, for the most part, have not! (ie everyone has HEARD of a Narwhal before)
  • Nominations are coming from the Kingdom Animalia (does not include plants and fungi but does include fish and bugs)
  • Real Animals not Fictional
  • Animals that have “interesting” qualities are stronger nominations
  • We understand that there are THOUSANDS of interesting animals out there and even if with the same group could have come up with a different list. Thus, the ordering and ranking of this list is extremely arbitrary but it’s an episode of Ranked so that’s what we do!

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Maratus Sceletus (aka Sparklemuffin)

4. Olm (Proteus Anguinus)

3. Lyrebird

2. Pistol Shrimp (Alpheidae or Snapping Shrimp)

1. Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus)

Tuong’s List


Ax’s List

Catherin’s List

Seth’s List


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