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National Geographic Names 2010's Weirdest Newly Discovered Creatures

A bunch of end of year lists are making their way into the world. Lonely Planet's 10 best countries to visit; our very own best music lists. But one of the more interesting ones? National Geographic has made a list of the 10 weirdest newly discovered animals.

One of them is the sneezing snub-nosed monkey, who is missing so much nose that rainfall "is said to make it sneeze." Sadly, the magazine notes, the only observed monkey was had for dinner in Myanmar.

My favorite — and this is based solely on looks, I'm afraid — is this wise-looking bat found in Papua New Guinea. It's called the Yoda Bat:

The Yoda Bat
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