Could this explain what the Loch Ness Monster really is? I hope so, because it's hilarious: There's a story making the rounds about how the creature we all know as "Nessie" might be something completely different . . . a whale's WIENER.
Some whales mate in pods of three, with two males and one female. The second male often stays at the surface and flaps its enormous junk in the air. And from a distance, it DOES kind of look like a weird sea creature poking its head out.
The whale junk theory has been around for a while, but it's in the news because a professor in England just said that's what he thinks Nessie is. When you look at a picture, you can see what he means. (Snopes also did a write-up about it last year.)
A whale would have to swim six miles upriver to make it from the ocean into Loch Ness. But it sounds like maybe it's possible after a big flood, or when water levels are high.
Here's the professor's post about it. To be clear, the famous black-and-white photo of "Nessie" is NOT a whale's wiener. That photo was just a hoax.
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