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Giant Eyeball In Pompano Beach Named “Weirdest Story Of 2012″

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A giant eyeball found along the Pompano Beach shoreline (Source: Carli Segelson/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

A giant eyeball found along the Pompano Beach shoreline (Source: Carli Segelson/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

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POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A giant eyeball that washed up in Pompano Beach in October earned the title of National Geographic’s Weirdest Story of 2012, beating out the discovery of a 750-legged millipede and a two-faced cat – two of the top ten on the list.

The grapefruit-sized eyeball was discovered by a man walking along the beach and inspired days of speculation about its source. Turns out it came from a large swordfish. “For being justifiably weird, gross, and mysterious all at the same time,” National Geographic’s editors wrote, “the giant eyeball is our weirdest story of 2012.”

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