Here at Kuriositas we were immediately reminded of the alien’s vicious mandibles and the shape of the lower part of its face.
The plant itself has much more down to earth origins in fact.
Flower – and you can see why. This is an incredibly unusual looking species with its black bat-shaped flower. The flowers themselves can grown up to twelve inches across and the ‘whiskers’ that you can see are known to grow up to thirty inches.
Since the publication of this article we have had another suggestion - and one which is pretty good too! So good in fact that it may well be better than our original suggestion (shucks).
If you do not think that the Bat Flower looks like Predator then how close a resemblance do you think it has to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Separated at birth, or what?
Which leaves us to conclude that all three species may be possibly related - even though one is a plant, another an extraterrestrial and the third a deity.
As a footnote, it has a much rarer relative, the white bat flower. Which one do you think is spookier?
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