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15 Facts About Starfish That Will Freak You TF Out

Think they're sedentary, docile creatures? THINK AGAIN.

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1. Just like the DC Comics villain Starro the Conqueror, starfish really do have the power of invulnerability.

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Starfish are basically indestructible and have developed ~super powers~ that have made them masters of the sea.

2. They can have 5, 10, 20, and even up to 40 arms! TBH that's pretty freaking terrifying.


5. The most chilling part? That severed arm can actually grow into an entirely new starfish minion.

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Yes, you read that correctly. Starfish have the power of regeneration. They can regrow a lost arm AND create a new starfish from severed arms.

7. In addition to their tough, calcified exoskeleton, some starfish have sharp, venomous spines covering their body.

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~As if we weren't already googling a superhero that could match this villain.~


8. With such a cute facade, it's friggin' ALARMING to find out that they prey on sea creatures that are too slow to escape them, because they are savage AF.

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Many eat cute lil' molluscs, clams, oysters, mussels, and snails.


14. While villains are often described as cold-blooded, starfish are actually ~no-blooded~, instead circulating oxygen-rich seawater throughout their vascular system.

With an infinite power supply, they are virtually indestructible creatures!!