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Fishermen Eat 'Alien'
Fishermen from the Rostov region of Russia recently caught a mysterious creature that is said to have made 'squeaking sounds'. The men were out fishing two weeks ago after a storm, and found something unidentifiable. The animal weighed around 100kg, and the men took video footage of it using a camera phone. Then they ate it.
Whilst experts were disappointed that there was nothing left of the creature, the footage has been reviewed by scientists and ufologists, and both appear to agree that there was nothing extra-terrestrial about the specimen.
(Thanks, Jen.)

Duckling Born with Four Legs
A genetic mutation meant Stumpy the duckling was born with four full sized legs. Apparently he's doing well.
(Thanks, Nettie.)

Nope, It's Soap
This website sells... well, soap that's hand-made, coffee-scented, and made to look like dog poo.
Apparently it's a great gift. If a tad surprising for the recipient.
(Thanks, Randall.)
AnimalsPranks
Posted by Boo on Sun Feb 18, 2007


that's not an alien... it's a henway... that's not a 4-legged duck... it's a maddayu... that's not coffee-scented, poo-shaped soap... it's rongwidmee... your welcome
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Feb 19, 2007  at  06:11 PM
why couldn't the extra-terrestrial sell his house? He had a lien on it... what do you call a mother duck's fat? Ma lard... as for the poo soap; my Mom washed out my mouth once with Ivory soap when I was six for saying the F word (it was.. the LifeBoy! Ohhhh...) Thank God it wasn't coffee poo-soap (so pure, it floats)... ukkk
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Feb 19, 2007  at  06:28 PM
The 'alien' fish looks like some kind of skate or shark.
Posted by Blondin  on  Mon Feb 19, 2007  at  06:32 PM
y'now, that alien reminds me of Brittney Spears for some reason... I'm just sayin', s'all... I once drew a turkey with four legs (and two wings) in first grade art class... My teacher, Mrs. Miller, asked me what the hell was wrong with me... Ivory soap, duh
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Feb 19, 2007  at  06:37 PM
The "alien" is a rayfish I'd say.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Mon Feb 19, 2007  at  07:06 PM
I think we're all missing the really important question here. How did the alien taste?
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Tue Feb 20, 2007  at  12:32 AM
google Jenny Haniver, the "Alien" is just a fake like the feejee mermaid.
Posted by samemo  on  Tue Feb 20, 2007  at  03:36 AM
Stupid fishermen. It's their own fault when baby aliens start bursting out of their chest.
Posted by CallMeLarry  on  Tue Feb 20, 2007  at  05:08 AM
How did the alien taste? Out of this world!

Reminds me of the cannibals eating a clown when one says "Does this taste funny to you?"
Posted by Jim  on  Tue Feb 20, 2007  at  07:45 AM
That duck is NOT a mutation. According to University of Minnesota biology professor, P.Z. Myers, who runs the popular science blog, 'Pharyngula', it is an embryo development error. Professor Myers also says:

"...it's one of my pet peeves when the media makes this wrong assumption, that every change in a newborn is the product of a genetic change."

You can read his full rant on this news item at:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/02/ducks_with_6_limbs_are_not_cau.php
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Tue Feb 20, 2007  at  11:53 AM
Well I was gonna come in here and enlighten everyone that the "alien" is a skate, but everyone and their mother beat me to it smile

I find it very suspicious that these supposed scientists couldn't identify the creature. I'm no ictheologist and I could tell that's what it was right off the bat.
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Tue Feb 20, 2007  at  06:02 PM
Thanks, Captain Al, I now have a good answer whenever someone asks why I'm like this:
"Embryo development error."
Posted by Big Gary  in  Buffalo Bayou  on  Wed Feb 21, 2007  at  11:03 AM
Hmm, hadn't really seen the distinction before but I guess I can understand why calling this a mutation might be incorrect. But wouldn't that require examining its genetic code to insure it was 'merely' a development error and not a mutation? Either that or seeing if it breeds true? Is it that easy to tell the difference?
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Wed Feb 21, 2007  at  11:29 AM
Who in the world looks at that thing and thinks, "I should eat this!" Ugh.
Posted by gcason  on  Wed Feb 21, 2007  at  12:04 PM
Hungry Russian fisherman it seems...
Posted by Mortosaurus  in  Sunny, sunny Scarborough, Good 'Ol UK  on  Wed Feb 21, 2007  at  02:18 PM
Once you get past the gag reflex you can eat all sorts of things.
Posted by Lina  in  Miami  on  Wed Feb 21, 2007  at  07:51 PM
My girlfriend said the same thing, Lina.
Posted by Tutti Frutti  in  Utopia  on  Wed Feb 21, 2007  at  10:41 PM
I don't know about this. They notified the media, so they obviously knew the power of the media. And even though they could have made money off of it (which they obviously knew they could) if it were an "alien," they still chose to eat it. So therefore, I can conclude that they knew what it was, they've seen it before and were not afraid to eat it. OR it never existed in the first place.
Posted by Sandra  in  Norway  on  Wed Feb 28, 2007  at  10:00 AM
It looks like a guitarfish with knife gouges in it. All you have to do is go to an aquarium, you can find them just about anywhere...
Posted by opalin  in  Earth  on  Sat Mar 31, 2007  at  09:27 PM
The "Alien" is actually a Guitarfish - google it...
Posted by PMarie  in  Canada  on  Mon Apr 02, 2007  at  12:51 AM
Yep its a cut up Guitar fish called a Jenny Haniver, i have one hanging up on my wall.
Posted by samemo  on  Sat Apr 07, 2007  at  11:00 PM
that's definitely no alien... reminds me of an old school teacher...
Posted by Urban Clothing  in  Hull, UK  on  Mon Mar 24, 2008  at  05:41 PM
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