One of the most popular characters ever created is arguably not even based on a living thing. It's a freshly cracked egg with no motivation and no get up and go. You'd think he'd be a big failure, but Gudetama has become a fan favorite.
Yes, I know today is a special day in the US. Veterans' Day, formerly Armistice Day, which started as the commemoration of the end of World War I. However, first in South Korea, then in Japan, it's Pocky Day! It is a commemoration of one of Asia's favorite sweet treats, the slim cookie sticks enrobed with chocolate or other sweet toppings.