TIL that the creator of Spongebob, the late Stephen Hillenburg, actually has a species of sponge named after him! Clathria hillenburgi lives in mangroves off the coast of Brazil, and was described in 2019, about a year after Hillenburg’s passing.

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Awwww he deserves it. All Brazilians are obsessed with SpongeBob. We love him to death.

marimarina_

Nickelodeon execs rushing to secure some so they can shit all over his sponge just like they shit all over his wishes and legacy

jimthesquirrelking

This makes me so happy.

Ashes_of_Roses

In the mangroves, in a pineapple, under the sea.

edcrosbys

I didn’t even know that guy was dead

kcasnar