Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Exploding Toads at Hamburg's Pond of Death





Three years ago, Hamburg, Germany found itself at the center of a bizarre and disgusting phenomenon. Over the space of a few months, thousands of ordinary toads inexplicably exploded. The explosions generally took place between 2 and 3 AM near a small pond that eventually became known as the "pool of death." Like a scene from a science fiction film, the toads would begin to swell, expanding to more than three times their normal size, and then . . . pop.

Scientists speculated that a fungus, pollutant or virus might be behind the explosions. But the truth was far more vile. If you dare, you can find out here. No snakes were involved, but it's still nature at its most disgusting.

19 Comments:

Blogger Mysterie said...

1st Comment?
Eww! That's gross! But it's not the grossest, the snake one was worse (no offense ;) How come the people who watched didn't notice the crows?

6:00 PM  
Anonymous invisible turtle said...

Where do you find this stuff? Grossthings.com? Garunteed to gross out your friends or your money back!

Aaw... poor little toads! I bet no one's even offering to kiss it and make it better!

6:11 PM  
Anonymous hania said...

i think people didn't notice crows because it happens during the night and crows are black. i thought crows were nice. but now i know they eat toad liver. ewwwww.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cool would it be to see a toad explode?!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

AUGH!!
Oh well. I was expecting slugs or worms or bugs...I can't stand them!

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is random, but I got a Venus Fly trap for my b-day! Yeah!

++ Mysterie

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Lara said...

Huh...The same thing happened in Hamburg, Germany a couple of years ago, i remember seeing it on the news.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Toffee said...

Ewww!
explosion? Gnomes? cute lil' deer? why all this random stuff?

8:20 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Toffee: This blog is all about random stuff!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen worse. Enough said.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Cool! o^-^o

10:53 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Congrat Mysteries for the venus flytrap!! I wanted a huge machine gun... TT-TT Instead I got money... Y-Y

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with anonymus #1!!! exploding toads are too cool!!! can u get one as a pet?! :P

~Faerie

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also, random is my life! luv it!
~Faerie

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toffe shares the personality of her sister when it comes to grossness.

11:00 PM  
Blogger FN da World Dictator said...

That is so cool! i wonder if they swallowed really small bombs or something. I would like to see one explode right in front of me!!! SO COOL!!!

12:15 AM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Happy B-Day to ME!!!!!!!! :)

At a camp near my home once, a boy who was about fourteen at the time played a really evil prank. He put tiny bombs into frogs's and birds's mouths, and then had all of the little kids watch them explode.
Just for some more nice thoughts on St. Paddy's Day. :)

6:35 AM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

XD go crows! It would be really gross, if I was there, but I'm not so I cna laugh without throwing up! XD poor toads though.
:'(

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Marinovska said...

is there like, a video?

-Zero

5:04 PM  

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