True facts about the seahorse

The absolute best part about this video: As far as I can tell, all of the facts in it are, in fact, true.

The seahorse: Naturally hilarious.

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27 Responses to “True facts about the seahorse”

  1. s2redux says:

    Great; now all day my head will be echoing with “The Sea’hoarze” — thanx, Ze!

  2. Christopher says:

    Every aquarium in the world that has a seahorse exhibit should have a monitor with this video playing on a continuous loop. Preferably with some additional footage of seahorse porn. 

  3. Peter Kisner says:

    “Cause he’s a seahorse
    Of course
    Surely he knows.

    When you’re a seahorse
    Of course
    That’s how it goes.”

    http://www.jonathancoulton.com/2006/07/14/thing-a-week-41-seahorse/

  4. I used to wonder when I was younger if the seahorse was actually real or another burn like the sea monkey.

  5. showme says:

    Ah, I haven’t seen one of those since my last water polo tournament.

  6. gypsyspacemuffin says:

    “That is how the sea’hoarze do.”

  7. ChickieD says:

    A cool seahorse related thing: The Wilmington, NC aquarium has a seahorse exhibit. One of the little guys got his swim bladder all kerfluey so they were trying to figure out how to fix it. Well, putting him under more pressure was the solution it seemed. So, how was that done? They put him into a small container and then lowered him down in his little container into the great big tank – all the way to the bottom. And that fixed him all up. I just always liked to imagine this little guy going on that terrible ride down past the sharks, the moray eels, the skates, and all those bigger fishes who probably thought he looked like a nice snack.

  8. Kenmrph says:

    I could have sworn I was listening to Ze Frank pitch-shifted down a bit.

  9. Seahorses will eat brine shrimp, but they don’t do so in the wild– brine shrimp are restricted to inland salt lakes– and Seahorse Foods and Feeding notes, “Many fish stores recommend feeding this because as a live food, a lot of seahorses will react to it and eat it. However, there is virtually no nutritional value to them, and because seahorses have a short digestive tract, they can not even make use of the little bit nutrients there. Seahorses fed only this will slowly die of starvation, sometimes over a period of months.”  (She goes on to suggest foods that will work, notably Mysis shrimp– which is a seahorse staple in the wild.)

  10. I just KNEW ZeFrank couldn’t stay away forever!  He’s sounding a bit like Morgan Freeman these days tho’. 

  11. rick stanley says:

    you gotta see true facts about the angler fish. even funnier

  12. MrJM says:

    And I’m supposed to believe that these… creatures originated on Earth?

    Give me a break!!1!

  13. tamiw says:

    Absolutely hilarious video. But no; a number of the facts there are wrong. I don’t blame zefrank; they’ve been passed around the interwebs since time immemorial. I still loved every silly minute of it.

  14. retepslluerb says:

    My video’s broken. Full of silly little beeps.

  15. Michael says:

     This guy should narrate my life, it makes no sense either. Now that I think of it, maybe I am a seahorse.

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