Starfish with a big booty dubbed the 'real life' Patrick from Spongebob

funny stuff 08/07/2019

If you've ever wondered what Patrick from the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants would look like in real life, then wonder no more!

A photo of a starfish with a 'big boot' has gone viral online. A Twitter user found the starfish in a local aquarium and then shared the photo. It has since been liked and shared hundreds of thousands of times...

"How does this star have a better ass than me... Seriously?" one person wrote online.

But even though the starfish has given many people a laugh, there is a scientific reason for the large butt!

"Sea stars are actually invertebrates or animals without backbones and not fish despite people commonly referring to them as 'starfish'," a sealife expert told USAToday.

"In this photo, the sea star is on a vertical rock face with two of its arms holding the rock and two arms hanging in a relaxed position."

"Sea stars sometimes relax their arms such as when they are eating. Since the sea star is oriented vertically, gravity is causing its internal components to slump."

Source: LadBible