Weird News


May 14, 2016

A frog found with a seemingly oversized penis could be growing a third leg, scientists have revealed.

Australian resident Keith Leech discovered the odd-looking amphibian and took a photograph of it's strange growth and posted them on Facebook with the caption 'What the frog'.

The pictures baffled online users and on Thursday scientists stepped in to analyse the creature - and have revealed it's more likely to be the growth of a third leg.

Gerry Marantelli from the Australian Amphibian Research Centre told Buzzfeed News: "It's not a penis, frogs don't have them, but penises did evolve from 'legs' during embryonic development so an extra leg is part way there."

Male frogs have a pair of testes with accessory organs including the cloaca - a cavity at the end of the digestive tract - as their reproductive organs.

Amazon has launched a hunt for 'Britain's Next Pet Model'. 'Britain's Next Top Model' will step aside as Britain's Next Pet Model plans to judge pooches and ponies in the same way as catwalk star Naomi Campbell.

The manicured claws will come out as pet owners battle it out - polished hounds tooth and nail - for their animals to make the cut and win PS1,000.

Amazon launched the social- media contest on Thursday to find the 'face of' its Pets Store and has also revealed its most popular pet accessorises and treats owners have purchased over the last 16 months.

Topping the bill is doggy hair clippers, bow ties, tartan coats and bandanas - but not forgetting the most bizarre - dog cologne.

Sales figures show its animal lovers in Scotland that pamper their pets the most, followed by Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Seven animals, one from each category - a bird, small furry, horse, dog, fish, cat and reptile - will be chosen to feature on its Pet Store and also star in a series of 'Petwalk' videos in which each animal will strut their stuff and model must-have products.

The world's first hugging hoodies have been invented.

An unusual product, which has been made with amorous couples in mind. The piece of clothing has nifty hidden pockets in the back, which mean your boyfriend or girlfriend can slide their hands inside the back of each other's jumper for extra closeness. Clothing brand Chukcha have paid for the fun items to be made by launching a Kickstarter fundraising account, which allowed them to raise PS9,500 within their three day goal, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Radiohead fans have been eating pictures of Thom Yorke's face and posting the evidence on social media.

The reason behind the act by the indie band's fandom comes after one Reddit user said if the band make an announcement or release their LP, A Moon Shaped Pool last week Friday, he would eat a photo of the frontman. They wrote: "Alright, time to settle this.

If LP9 is announced OR released tomorrow, May 6, I will eat a photo of Thom Yorke. (sic)"

And another user called InsanityDefinition wrote: "There's a big debate going on right now on whether LP9 will release tomorrow, later in May, or in June. As time has gone on, I've found myself doubting a release tomorrow, just because I prefer pessimism over optimism. But if it happens to be released or announced tomorrow, I will eat a picture of Thom Yorke in order to apologise to all the May 6 believers I've doubted. My fate is in the bands hands now."

Since the post, hundreds of young Radiohead fans have started posting selfies eating a slice of the Creep hitmaker's face.