This Video Of A Mollusk Moving Underwater Has People Completely Losing Their Shit

"Call me stupid but I thought they couldn't move...they were like plants."

More and more people are learning every day that the world is a deeply troubling and perplexing place.

Case in point: in a video that's gone viral this week, a shelled sea creature is seen clamoring around underwater. "RT if you've never seen a sea shell move before," the tweet was captioned. Thousands have now done just that.

Rt if you've never seen a sea shell move before

People were not embarrassed to reveal their lack of mollusk knowledge. "I thought...they were like plants," one person wrote. "Alive but didn't move on their own."

@AMAZlNGNATURE Call me stupid but I thought they couldn't move... they were like plants. Alive but don't move on their own

THEYRE LIVING CREATURES????!!!!! https://t.co/ceCeUhoIrO

@AMAZlNGNATURE That's so awesome I always thought they just stayed in place!!

The footage actually has a lot of folks disturbed...and scared?

my scary ass woulda dropped my phone in the water and ran https://t.co/obOgKX6czM

The shell in on drug https://t.co/CZNU0i5BYf

*For the official record: The creature in the footage is a scallop. Yes, they are living. No, they are not classified as plants.*

In fact, there are so many videos on the internet showing clams runnin' around in the open water.

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However, there appears to be a few people who knew clams could move. Apparently this is thanks to Spongebob once showing a cartoon clam moving about.

@AMAZlNGNATURE @Mskyadoll So we gone act like we ain't see this episode

@AMAZlNGNATURE @TheKristinaT Y'all always lying, we seen sea shells move on Spongebob ALL THE TIME!

"They cry too," one informed Spongebob viewer wrote.

did yall not watch spongebob...they cry too https://t.co/bGImoWzJ39

So, I guess the real news here isn't that clams move, but that childhood cartoons are teaching people about science.

Spongebob Squarepants wasn't lying. Clamps "fly". https://t.co/9dIJwtKZ4x

i guess all those spongebob episodes weren't lying https://t.co/WSDRSkRXGO

Thanks, Spongebob.