The Internet is a repository of strange things. And every few days, such incidents continue to shock the world. One of those videos, now going viral on the Internet, shows a diver having his “teeth” cleaned by a shrimp underwater.
Yes, you read that right. The video has been shared by Amazing Nature on Twitter and has been viewed more than 44,000 times. “Get teeth clean, contact me,” says the video’s caption.
Watch the viral video:
Teeth cleaning needed Contact me pic.twitter.com/7GSJdQjHjx
— Amazing nature (@AmazingNature00) Apr 8, 2022
The scuba diver is seen near a coral reef in the ocean. He films the cleaner shrimp entering his open mouth. The tiny crustacean is seen picking the bits of food from the diver’s teeth and cleaning its gums with its paws.
The shrimp even went into the man’s mouth, but he stood patiently so the animal could do its job.
Towards the end of the 59-second video, the shrimp leaves the diver and heads back to the coral reef.
Social media users were stunned to see the shrimp go into the diver’s mouth. “Crentist,” said one of the users on Twitter.
“Shrimp, sir, you don’t floss daily,” said another.
“No thanks, I’ll settle for this super cool thing called a toothbrush,” commented a third user.
Shrimp are one of the most common underwater species. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, their closest relatives are crabs, crayfish and lobsters.
They are characterized by a semi-transparent body that is flattened from side to side and a flexible abdomen that ends in a fan-like tail. The appendages are adapted for swimming and the antennae are long and whip-like.
Shrimp are found in all oceans – in shallow and deep water – and in freshwater lakes and streams. Many species are commercially important as food.
Shrimp range in length from a few millimeters to over 20 cm (about 8 inches); average size is about 4 to 8 cm (1.5 to 3 inches). Larger individuals are often referred to as shrimp.
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