Source: Sesame Street’s Facebook page.
“Curaçao Cookie Monster” want cookie! Three tube sponges actually fused together over time to resemble the popular muppet. Photo by diver and National Geographic photographer Mauricio Handler.
Curaçao’s “Cookie Monster of the Sea” is about three feet tall and located off Westpunt… and we can’t deny that the resemblance is strong, very strong… so much so that he’s been featured on:
Yahoo News Canada
American Live Wire
Twitter feeds everywhere
… and counting! (come on BuzzFeed!)
(Cookie Monster has identified Curaçao’s Cookie Monster as cousin Morty 🙂
Goes to show: channel your inner 3 year-old, take 1 awesome photo…
and put Curaçao on the world(wideweb) map!
I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao.
I live in Manhattan but sometimes miss my first awesome island. Thanks for visiting!
Humor and pictures always work better to promote a destination than intelligent debate 🙂
(sadly enough really…)
[ Smiles ] Yes, I can see the strong resemblance.
And what to think of all these tweets about our sponge anomaly… 🙂