National Geographic's Weirdest Story of 2012: Florida's giant eyeball

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This photo made available by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows a giant eyeball that washed ashore and was found by a man walking the beach in Pompano Beach.


POMPANO BEACH, Florida (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.

READ: National Geographic's 10 Weirdest Stories of 2012

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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