I’ve never seen Pixar’s 2003 hit Finding Nemo, but I do know that when it came out, the whole world went gaga for clownfish. I can see why. With their colorful stripped bodies and cute little mouths, the things are adorable, even without the benefit of a feature-length motion picture from some of the most talented CG artists on the planet giving them a PR boost.
But you know something interesting about clownfish? They’re immune to the paralyzing toxins of the sea anemone. So when the cute little fishies start feeling hungry, they just hang out in the sea anemone’s tentacles, wait for it to immobilize and draw in some less resilient form of aquatic life, then dig in. After eating and digesting, some of the clownfish’s poo will drift into the anemone’s maw, providing it with important nutrients.
Now that we’ve thoroughly ruined Nemo for you, let us explain why this seemingly harmless polar bear tissue box cover is in fact terrifying.