XI'AN UP CLOSE, 56.COM (China)
As he was drilling a new well near his home in western China, a villager found a weirdly shaped, fungus-like object. Not knowing what to make of the discovery, he called the local TV station to come and have a look.
The investigative program Xi'an Up Close quickly sent reporter Ye Yunfeng to get to the bottom of the story, thinking the object might just turn out to be a rare variety of "lingzhi mushroom," a fungus said to hold the secret to longevity.
Watch Ye Yunfeng's live report in the video below.
A few hours later, the mythical object that the naive TV reporter had been poking and prodding -- and even measuring -- and that almost everybody in the village has been touching, is soon identified… it's a sex toy!