The latest thing to freak out the internet? Mutant daisies.
First there were nuclear rabbits.
Then came the monster vegetables.
Now, the Internet has come face-to-face with MUTANT DAISIES.
A Twitter user from Nasushiobara, Japan recently posted photos of the oddly-formed flowers on social media.
And the Internet has officially lost its s***t.
The discovery has sparked new fears regarding the extent of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Four years ago, Fukushima was the site of a tragic earthquake and tsunami that killed nearly 16,000 people.
An earthquake and tsunami struck the region, damaging the local nuclear plant and releasing radiation into the surrounds.
The leak is assumed to have spread far and wide, infecting crops and water supplies throughout the zone.
The daisies were found more than 100 kilometres from the Fukushima site.
“The right one grew up, split into 2 stems to have 2 flowers connected each other, having 4 stems of flower tied belt-like. The left one has 4 stems grew up to be tied to each other and it had the ring-shaped flower. The atmospheric dose is 0.5 μSv/h at 1m above the ground,” @San-Kaido wrote on Twitter, translated by the International Business Times.
Some of the flowers appear to have overgrown storks, and double “heads”.
Gardening experts told IBT the “abnormal growth” is caused by a hormonal imbalance and is quite rare. The experts aren’t entirely certain the mutations were caused by the Fukushima leak.
However, the daisies aren’t the first recorded deformities in the region.
Multiple fruits, vegetables and even cats have been discovered with mutations — possibly due to the nuclear disaster.
According to Mail Online, the first evidence of the disaster’s side effects was a rabbit born without ears.
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The true extent of the nuclear damaged brought on by the 2011 disaster is still largely unknown.
While 15,891 people reportedly died in the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, none are believed to have died due to radiation poisoning.
Have you ever found an odd-looking animal or vegetable?