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pandodaily - August 31, 2012 by Hamish McKenzie

A couple of months ago, a Chinese news program called “Xi’an Up Close” aired a two-minute story in which a young reporter recounted the discovery of a mysterious fungi-like object that some villagers had found during the construction of a well. One of the villagers, who in the video can be seen handling the squishy object and assessing its length with a tape measure, speculated that it was a special type of mushroom usually found deep underground, according to a translation provided by the Shanghaiist.

“On this side, you can see what looks like a pair of lips,” the reporter explained. “And on that side, there is a tiny hole which extends all the way back to this side. The object looks very shiny, and it feels really fleshy and meaty too.”

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