Most people are familiar with dinosaur eggs that “hatch” when soaked in water.
A Japanese Twitter user, however, found himself faced with a distorted version of what was promised of the toy egg.
According to a tweet shared by Japanese social media user Tamasamburo (@kshioriri), he purchased a penguin egg toy from a shop and was excited to be the proud owner of an adorable penguin.
However, the result was less than satisfactory as he attached an “after” picture of the toy, showing a cracked and dry face along with a distorted body that looked as if it were melting.
— リバウンド玉三郎🍚 (@kshioriri) September 4, 2021
In the caption, Tamasamburo exclaimed that he “cried” upon seeing the penguin because “it was so creepy.”
According to Japanese media Grape, Tamasamburo admitted that it may have become “deformed” because he hadn’t left it in the water for the recommended amount of time.
In addition, the small glass that was tasked with hatching the penguin may have also inadvertently squished it so that it could not “grow” probably.
The terrifying photo amused many social media users, with one sharing a link to a YouTube video that allegedly showed a child crying after seeing the scary penguin.
Another suggested soaking it more as they claimed the penguin would then “swell” more, enabling it to have a fuller appearance.
No matter what the social media user decides to do, it may be safe to assume that the slightly traumatic experience may deter him from purchasing another “egg” anytime soon.