Sex Toy Mistaken By Village, Reporter As Rare Mushroom
Talk about embarrassing– the discovery of a double-headed sex toy was mistaken by an entire Chinese village and a seasoned TV news crew as a rare mushroom.
Villagers in a rural community in western China found the adult toy modeled after female genitalia while drilling for a new well. Confused by the flexible, fungi-like object residents immediately assumed it was a rare mushroom and contacted the local TV station.
Things just got worse, the station sent their investigative team on the story. The seasoned journalist provided her own research on the shroom that wasn’t to be. The special report on the “object” opens with the ominous narration stating not even an 80 year old villager has ever seen the likes of the ominous object before.
Cue the villagers, all crouching around the sex toy floating in a bucket of water. “It has an eye and a nose, but we don’t know what it is,” says one of the men who found it.
The reporter then goes into a very detailed description of the object concluding that it is a type of shelf fungus, which according to legend has the ability to give immortality. Asserting that the mushroom is rarely seen because it grows underground, she says, “When the Emperor Qin Shi Huang [the First emperor of China] was on the hunt for the secret to longevity, it is said he discovered this lingzhi was the answer.”
As you can imagine, after the program aired locally many viewers recognized the object as a sex toy. The video immediately went viral in China prompting the TV station to issue the following apology.
“Our program last night made everyone laugh,” the apology said, expressing regret for an “uncomfortable and misleading” report. “Our reporter is very young and sheltered.”
Below is the entire report, with subtitles!