Japanese Students Confuse Human Skull for Soccer Ball

Posted on August 13, 2014

On the afternoon of July 2, a group of junior high school students walking by a river in Toda City, Japan spotted something round floating in the river.

Thinking it was a soccer ball, they fetched it from the water using a tree branch. Much to their surprise, what they initially thought was a soccer ball turned out to be a human skull.

Instead of being surprised by the discovery of the skull, what people could not understand is why in the world the students confused it for a soccer ball.

Here’s a comparison of a human skull to some sports balls.

Japanese Students Confuse Human Skull for Soccer Ball picture

See the difference?

Though they accidentally found the human skull, it is good that they reported it right away to the authorities.

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Japanese Students Confuse Human Skull for Soccer Ball picture

Genevieve Baxa

Genevieve Baxa is a college student living in the Philippines. She has a great passion in writing, especially in writing short stories. This unpredictable lady loves everything about East Asia. She is enthralled by the culture and fashion of these countries. She also loves everything about children; teaching them; taking care of them; and playing with them. In addition to that, Genevieve especially loves to go on Mission Trips and serving different kinds of people. Above everything else, she is a lady who fears her God.
Japanese Students Confuse Human Skull for Soccer Ball picture
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ashleyinosaka
ashleyinosaka

It wouldn't be hard to mistake a skull floating in a river for a ball if you saw it from the domed top rather than the front.