Some recently discovered animals are proving the old expression about truth being stranger than fiction. This post on Wired examines these terrifying biological monstrosities.

The parasite above was discovered by fishermen on the northern coast of France. The massive isopod has a downright evil means of survival—it lives in the mouth of its host and survives by eating the poor creature's tongue. When the tongue is mostly destroyed, the parasite moves to the back of the fish's throat to eat some of the food the host would normally digest. The weirdest part is that the fish stays completely fine. Well, other than the loss of its tongue.

[Image credit: io9.com.]