'Frozen Mouth Swan' is China's 'Left Shark' with a touch of conspiracy theory

By Erik Crouch, February 6, 2015

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This has been a big week for laughing at animals - first, the Superbowl gave us "Left Shark," the poorly-dancing shark-man behind Katy Perry (who, incidentally, is soon coming to Shanghai). Now, Chinese media gives us "Frozen Mouth Swan," and it's exactly what it sounds like.

Our favorite rendition of Frozen Mouth Swan is the English-language version that has been floating around ECNS and Global Times, mostly because their headline writer freaking nailed it.

But... perhaps not "Oops." Perhaps evil, cackling laughter.

"I think the mouth must have been artificially frozen by the photographer, so he could get all of this attention," asserts the top-rated comment on the swan's Sina page. "Imagine how a mouth would freeze: there would be chunks of ice."

Come to think of it, that commenter may be onto something. One can picture a mischievous, evil-hearted photographer approaching this innocent swan with a cup of cold water and putting it around the animals' beak with hopes of viral internet fame.

All the while cackling under his breath, "Oops, the frozen mouth."

 

h/t @jgriffiths

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