This is old, but someone just sent it and it made me chuckle. No wonder our brains are so vulnerable to synthetic substitutes.
Swan in Love With Swan-Shaped Pedal Boat
It was a summer romance, but it may survive the winter. Petra, a lovestruck black swan, has been happily paddling behind a big plastic swan-shaped pedal boat since May. Now locals have enabled the inseparable couple to spend the winter together.