There are two koala facts that you need to know before meeting one. Firstly, please don’t call it a koala bear because it’s a marsupial you fu*king idiot; and secondly, that adorable ball of fluff is probably rife with Chlamydia.
Koala Chlamydia is an epidemic for the eucalyptus-abusing native creatures with an estimated 80% of the animals infected with the STI – an epidemic that has terrified two members of British boy band One Direction after a koala urinated on them during their recent Australian visit. The Huffington Post reports that 1D members, Liam Payne and Harry Styles, cuddled with a 3-year-old koala named Kat who “whizzed right on them”.
“I’m genuinely scared. This is worrying,” Liam told the Sun. “I’d have never picked the thing up if I’d known.” Sure Liam. Blame the koalas.
In other news, One Direction’s “hot one”, Harry, has reportedly been put under a “sex ban” for the rest of the tour. This isn’t going to bode well with the group’s fans who (segue!) we caught up with last week to find out how they think Teen Idols of yore compare to One Direction. Here’s what happened…
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