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Bizarre prehistoric-looking fanged sea creature that washed ashore after Hurricane Harvey finally identified

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Many scientists were stumped by a series of photos of an unusual creature that washed ashore in Texas City, Texas after Hurricane Harvey flooded the gulf cities. But now, one person thinks they’ve identified the mysterious thing some were calling a “sea monster.”

According to Fox8, the creature looks like a combination of a shark and a giant earthworm.

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The National Audubon Society’s social media manager tweeted photos of the lifeless body on the beach near Galveston. The creature was faceless except for strange fangs protruding.

“Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this??” asked Preeti Desai. One photo even put a drinking straw in the photo to help viewers understand the scale.

“I follow a lot of scientists and researchers,” Desai told BBC News. “There’s such a great community of these folks that are very helpful, especially when it comes to answering questions about the world or identifying animals and plants.”

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Thanks to Dr. Kenneth Tighe, a biologist with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the weird critter is a fangtooth snake-eel, playfully known as a “tusky” eel.

While photos appear to show that the eel doesn’t have eyes, Earth Touch News thinks that the eyes likely dried up in the sun as part of decomposition.

Typically the “tusky” eel prefers to live in burrows 100 to 300 feet below the ocean surface.

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House Republicans have 3 key defenses of Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign — and they’re all terrible

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To any halfway objective observer, the first day of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which are ongoing as of this writing, have not gone well for Trump’s defenders.

Bill Taylor, the top US ambassador in Kyiv, and veteran State Department official George Kent came off as principled and non-partisan as they delivered damning testimony about the Trump regime’s multifaceted campaign to coerce the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into fringe right-wing conspiracy theories designed to deflect blame for interfering in the 2016 election from Russia and onto Ukraine.

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Progressives hilariously ridicule Donald Trump Jr.’s new book with their own Trump triggers #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr

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President Donald Trump's eldest child and namesake has published a book about liberals he says are "triggered" by conservatives. Ironically, it seems Donald Trump Jr. is the one who seems to be triggered by the reception he's getting from some on his book tour.

The hashtag, #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr has nothing to do with Jr's new book, rather it's progressives using his book title to mock the Trump child. Internet users were torn between mocking the young Trump for desperately trying to get his father's attention, scrambling to seem relevant, trying to launch his own political career, trying to make his own money and so much more.

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‘Blather and hysteria’: Conservative columnist explains why GOP anti-impeachment ‘antics’ just crashed and burned

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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Devin Nunes of California and other House Republicans were clearly trying to rally the Trumpian base on Wednesday, when the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered its first public testimony. Jordan and Nunes aggressively tried to discredit the inquiry and the two witnesses who testified: diplomat William B. Taylor (U.S. ambassador to Ukraine) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George P. Kent. But conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a Wednesday column, stressed that House Republicans — for all their “antics and conspiracy theories” — failed to show why Trump shouldn’t be impeached, while House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and other House Democrats showed why he should.

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