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Bround Dird

Basset Hound + Robin = Bround DirdPhoto by: eatliver.com

'Dirds' Are the Internet's Hottest New Hybrid Animal

Move over "Cava-poo-chon"

because there's a new mixed-breed animal in town being crowned the

world's cutest hybrid animal. "Dirds," also known as "Dogbirds," are an

awesome breed that meshes the best qualities of a dog — their expressive

eyes, adorable ears and slobbering mouths — with bird bodies. But don't

be fooled by the superrealistic images that, at first glance, seem to

confirm the existence of dog head/bird body creatures flying around.

Unfortunately, Dirds weren't created by geneticists in a scientific

laboratory, but instead by people more like you and me, who may or may

not have a PhD, but do have advanced computer skills in photo

manipulation. Hybrids like the Wholphin (killer whale and dolphin),

Grolar Bear (grizzly bear and polar bear), and Cheetoh (Bengal cat and

ocicat) actually exist, but with the wonders of image editing we can

easily imagine a day when cross-breeds like Dirds, Belugulls (beluga

whale and seagull), and Pengwhale (penguin and whale) really roam the

Earth. With a Reddit thread started a few months ago called HybridAnimals,

people have submitted their mixed-breed dream creatures from land, sky

or sea. Countless combinations have been made, but the Dird seems to

stand out in the crowd as the favorite. Contributor gyyp appears to be the originator of the Dird, and after the fly away success of one in particular, the Purd

(pug and bird), others have tried to emulate it by creating kooky

Dogbird amalgams of their own. However, until the day when Dirds truly

become man's best friend, enjoy the wackiness of the Internet's latest

mind-blowing manipulated creations. — Lauren Tuck, Shine Staff