Chinese villagers in Xi’an were excited to find what they thought was a rare new mushroom, never before found in history. They thought the landmark discovery warranted a call to their local TV station to try to identify the new species.
Ye, the young reporter, remarks: ”As we can all see, this looks like a type of fungus, on both ends of which you’ll find mushroom heads.” They handle the fungus very carefully, even putting it in water for preservation.
However, soon after the report aired it was easily identified as a SEX TOY, with a fake vagina on one end and a fake anus on the other — otherwise known as a fleshlight. Then everyone went “OMG MY EYES” and burst into flames.
Well not really, but the TV show issued an apology later on the website: ”Hi everyone, one of our news reports which aired last night has made everyone laugh. This incident has been widely followed, shared and commented on,” the open letter said. ”As our reporter was still very young and unwise to the ways of the world, this report has brought great inconvenience to everyone. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for your criticism and correction. Please forgive our oversight!”
Okay. We figure you, because it pretty much made us burst into awkward giggle fits (we’re so mature).
Watch it here: