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China News Station Mistakes Sexy Toy for Mystery Plant Species: VIDEO


Xi’an Up Close, an investigative program that airs in China, "has become an international laughingstock" as The Daily What notes, after villagers dug up a slimy adult bedroom 'toy' and their reporter thought she had a major botanical scoop on her hands.

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The station later released a statement:

An open letter to all netizens and viewers: 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. 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!

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  1. I hope they don't try to eat it.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jun 20, 2012 10:45:19 AM

  2. Young reporter now serving 30 years at hard labor! Will apologize later!

    Posted by: Demian | Jun 20, 2012 10:45:27 AM

  3. wow. china's national news agency is really good at researching and reporting facts...

    "the species has been found in other places but grows best here due to conditions in the

    what are the conditions...low female birth rates?

    Posted by: DRG | Jun 20, 2012 11:02:40 AM

  4. yes... I'll be waiting for that follow-up report!


    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Jun 20, 2012 11:03:20 AM

  5. oh my god. LOL

    Posted by: Lucas | Jun 20, 2012 11:14:25 AM

  6. It seems kind of small...

    Note to self: don't order the stuffed mushrooms at a Chinese restaurant!

    Posted by: Caliban | Jun 20, 2012 11:20:09 AM

  7. OMG, really...out of all the stuff they eat they cannot tell this is not organic in nature, not surprised lol

    Posted by: Johnny | Jun 20, 2012 11:35:50 AM

  8. Another example of western, bourgeois decadence.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 20, 2012 12:08:43 PM

  9. This is delightful, actually. Best laugh I've had this morning. I hope they all see the funny side and lighten up too. Straight people, eh?

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | Jun 20, 2012 12:23:52 PM

  10. what happened to the rest of the fleshlight??!?!

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 20, 2012 12:34:05 PM

  11. The Chinese will eat anything- but this is really going too far.

    Posted by: Scott | Jun 20, 2012 2:27:54 PM

  12. Just imagine the embarrassed guy who buried his used toy thinking never in a million years would anyone find it...welcome the the internetz...

    Posted by: beef and fur | Jun 20, 2012 3:17:34 PM

  13. LOL- since when do mushrooms feel like a plastic sex toy?!

    Posted by: jaragon | Jun 20, 2012 6:10:49 PM

  14. Maybe it's a new kind of shitake mushroom?

    Posted by: Timothy | Jun 21, 2012 1:37:11 AM

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