Chinese villagers, TV mistake sex toy for fungi
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The discovery of a strange object dug up by workers in western China prompted a local TV journalist to investigate, describing the fleshy find as a “mystery mushroom.”
But the report, which aired Sunday on the program “Xi’an Up Close,” got an immediate rise out of viewers — the mushroom was nothing more than a double-headed sex toy for men, ABC News reported Tuesday.
The honest mistake, which fooled residents of the rural village of Liucunbu, became an online hit in China