Humans Once Believed These Animals Existed, #2 Will Crack You Up

#5 Vegetable Lamb

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary is a legendary plant like animal of Central Asia. It was believed to grow sheep as its fruit.


The sheep were connected to the plant by an umbilical cord and grazed the land around the plant. When all accessible foliage was gone, both the plant and sheep died.

The peculiar story of the Vegetable Lamb began in the Middle Age. Rabbi Yohanan of Jerusalem is credited with popularizing the myth. It’s rather difficult to believe people once believed this story.

Humans Once Believed These Animals Existed


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