Solving the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster wasn't on our 2022 Surreal Life bingo cards - but a professor on Twitter has shared his theory, and it makes as much sense as anything else this year, so Twitter is kind of just going with it.
Michael Sweet is a researcher, lecturer, and professor of molecular ecology at the University of Derby, in England. His take on the Loch Ness Monster is a little different from what others have theorized.
People have theorized that Nessie is a plesiosaur, a giant Eel, a massive catfish, an elephant, and nothing at all. Professor Sweet? He thinks Nessie is a whale boner.
And he's not afraid to tell Twitter all about it.
Twitter … would rather he didn't.
But also is oddly fascinated.
In an interesting academic turn, someone pretty relevant spoke up to disagree with Prof. Sweet - whose theory is widely informed by an academic paper. One of the authors of the paper itself!
According to this author, the whale-wang theory just doesn't hold up in this case.
The mystery may never truly be solved, we all know that. But the Loch Ness Monster just being a whale peen (and the idea that all the Nessie merch is just a giant erection sticking out of the water) feels perfectly on brand, doesn't it? Especially now that intellectuals are arguing about it.
Those of you with Nessie swag, how are you feeling knowing you're possibly sporting the free-est of willies when you wear it?