A Week Of Uncanny Resemblances

By Meera Dolasia on September 6, 2010

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This week, the news headlines have been bombarded with vegetables and animals bearing an uncanny resemblance to items from animated movies. First came the Shrek fish, then the Spud Trek and now, a carrot that resembles Buzz Lightyear!

The Shrek look-alike fish, an Asian sheepshead wrasse was discovered by fisherman in the waters around Japan . Relatively common in the region, the species is known for strange protrusions on its forehead and chin. However, this one resembled the green ogre so much that the fisherman thought it would be fun to take a video and share it with the rest of the world.

The Spud Trek, that closely resembles Star Trek's Enterprise Spaceship, is not only one hot looking potato, but at 8lbs 4ozs, also the largest one ever grown. The handiwork of amateur gardener Peter Glazebrook, the potato weighs 9ozs more than the previous record holder. The secret to his gardening success? Start with the right seed!

Buzz Lightyear showed up in Clive Anderson's garden. The 68-year old grandfather of three, who went to fetch some carrots for dinner, instead pulled out this toy story hero. Mr. Anderson, who has a rocky garden, says that his vegetables often grow forked. What he is most happy about is that he can now get his grandkids to eat more vegetables (maybe!)

Have you seen any vegetables or animals that remind you of some famous character - If so, be sure to let us know by adding your comments below.

Sources: metro.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk

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  • christalThursday, April 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    That waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas cooooooooooooooooooooool.
    • jack14269
      jack14269Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm
      then why did you say you did not like it?
    • rachstar12Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:32 am
      that looks NOTHING like shrek
      • fluffymarshallow
        fluffymarshallowMonday, April 2, 2012 at 6:45 am
        U R RIGHT!!!
        • ryry146
          ryry146Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 8:21 am
          that is true it does look nothing like shrek
        • deedee
          deedeeSaturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm
          haha! I think the carrot looks HILAR!
          • jonasFriday, March 9, 2012 at 9:32 am
            that shrek one looks nothing like him!!!!!!!!
            • soccergod123
              soccergod123Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm
              Honestly that does not look like shrek, It just looks like it has a big chin and forehead. But I agree that the potatoooooooooo looks like the star trek ship. But that carrot absolutaly look 100% like buz light year. Now only if it had a head. That would be weired!!!!!!!!!???????
              • BubbleJuiceSunday, January 22, 2012 at 7:03 am
                I don't know what people were saying when they remarked they didn't like it, because I love that fish! And I think it would be hilarious if like on a kid's menu there would be like, Buzz Lightyear shaped carrots or something!
                • swirlylollypops
                  swirlylollypopsFriday, January 13, 2012 at 10:30 am
                  i love the carrot!
                  • gottaluvmeatballs
                    gottaluvmeatballsWednesday, January 11, 2012 at 9:38 am
                    awsome! i have never seen anything like that before so kool!!!
                    • smurfetteThursday, November 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm
                      weird as shrek does look the same as that fish
                      • DIABLO 72Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 9:23 am
                        THOSE R ALL FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCEPT FOR THE FISH

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