Sea monkeys -- the household pet that rose to fame by being sold through
advertisements in comic books. Okay, they aren't really monkeys, but
they do come from the sea. They are a form of brine shrimp and this is
what one variety looks like.
They are firmly ensconced in the popular culture hall of fame. In the television show NCIS, Special Agent DiNozzo admits that his only pets growing up were sea monkeys that swam in a green liquid. They met their demise when his mother mistook their little tank for her creme de menthe and drank them. HA!
Happy Sea Monkey Day!
Image via Hobby Aquario
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