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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  • nikukyu
    nikukyuFriday, December 12, 2014 at 3:49 am
    This is so weird and cool and funny and all of the above
    • DogeMonday, November 17, 2014 at 8:36 am
      Shrek is love, Shrek is life
      • headream100
        headream100Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm
        I'm not sure about the other ones, but the carrot one is pretty cool to me.
        • cuddlykittens
          cuddlykittensFriday, November 29, 2013 at 6:29 am
          I love star trek the potato is so cool!!!
          • trekkie
            trekkieTuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm
            Me to can't u tell? Star Trek rocks!!!!!!!!!
            • happypug12
              happypug12Friday, November 28, 2014 at 10:12 am
              I haven't watched Star Trek yet, but I do like Star Wars. I have also watched the entire Clone Wars, except for Season 6.
          • njg00
            njg00Monday, December 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm
            That fish needs a makeover.
            • NayThursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm
              That is truly wired
              • anigeTuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm
                lol so funny
                • kkkoooTuesday, November 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm
                  the fish looks nothing like shrek
                  • awesomeSunday, October 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm
                    i like shrek
                    • ubaldoawb
                      ubaldoawbThursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm
                      so uglie

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