An alarming new study shows that large numbers of butterflies are exhibiting abnormalities in the wake of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Nearly 30% of pale grass blue butterflies are exhibiting deformities such as this fellow, and more than half of their offspring are similarly mutated.
You know what they say—two heads are better than not being a genetic aberration as a result of selenium pollution! From an environmental impact study by mining company J.R. Simplot, here are two babies spawned by trout captured in Idaho creeks. Even though Simplot documented these and other mutations, their study determined they should be allowed to dump even more chemicals into the water supply.
Accusations of witchcraft and bestiality are flying. A sheep has allegedly given birth to a “half-sheep half-human” baby in Sokoto, Nigeria.
What’s got six legs and goes great roasted with potatoes during the Super Bowl? This lamb that was just born in the tiny village of Velistsikhe, Georgia.
X-Men assemble! Or, you know, don’t. Think we need more tests. And better control conditions.
You know those urban legends about 3-foot rats roaming the streets of New York? Yeah, turns out those are true. This destroyer of worlds was found in a Foot Locker in the Bronx. It’s probably a Gambian pouched rat, not the first found in New York, and it wants to eat your babies.
Or genetically mutated dog? Locals were so terrified of
losing this publicity stunt this creature in their midst that its head was removed and the body to dogs.
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The bunny, born without ears, might be evidence of radioactive contamination in Japan. Some fear the mutant bunny is a result of the nuclear disaster following the massive March earthquake and tsunami. Unless, of course, it’s just a random birth defect. Every credible scientist in the world is leaning strongly toward the latter. Watch Video ›
A never before seen strain of aggressively virulent E. coli, possibly a mutant combination of two existing strains, is being blamed for at least 18 deaths and 1,600 cases of illness in Europe. The outbreak was originally thought to have originated in Spanish cucumbers (an accusation from Germany which is vehemently denied by Spain), triggering quarantines and bans of all European produce. View List ›