AN Arabic prince who wanted to transition to being a frog has croaked.
Prince Al-Cous-Cous wanted to gain his royal title the traditional way - being kissed by a love-lorn waif with a weird amphibian fetish.
And he decided the risks of the three-day operation to create the world's first species-transition subject were worth it.
Before the operation, he said: "I have always identified with frogs. As a child, I used to put class rulers widthways inside my mouth and wear flippers in the bath."
"To bulge my eyes, I would eat loads of unripe bananas to make myself constipated."
Dr Hiram G. Hackenbacker was criticised for attempting to perform the operation.
He said: "It was my patient's choice. At first, when I told him I wouldn't do it, he went hopping mad.
"He was fully aware of the risks. I asked him to read the disclaimer. He said: 'Read it.' Those were his last words."